A statement by the KRG Spokesperson on the Turkish airstrikes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
We are watching today’s incident, as well as others in recent days in border areas, with grave concern. These attacks have tragically killed civilians, and caused significant damage to villages in the areas concerned. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) condemns the killing of civilians unreservedly. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, and wish the wounded a speedy recovery.
We call on the Republic of Turkey to respect the sovereignty of our homeland. We also call on PKK to leave these areas immediately in order to prevent tension on the borders of the Kurdistan Region and further loss of life. The KRG wishes to have friendly relations with all neighbouring states. Kurdistan Region’s territory should not be used to launch attacks on any country.
Dr Jotiar Adil
Kurdistan Regional Government