Friday, March 9, 2018

Turkey to carry out cross-border "operation" against PKK in Iraq

Turkey to carry out cross-border "operation"
Turkey said Thursday it could launch a cross-border military operation against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) elements in Iraq in cooperation with the Iraqi army.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed that common understanding has been reached between Turkey and Iraq, CNN Turk reported.

"We have reached to consensus with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the issue to carry out the offensive together," Cavusoglu said during his visit to Austria.

He said Abadi "wants to clear all terrorist organizations off the country," the minister said.

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