Baghdad warns Turkey of violating its airspace

Baghdad warns Turkey of violating its airspace

18-07-2012 11:41 AM

Are free – Iraq warned Turkey of violating airspace and territory of Iraq, said Tuesday he intends to submit a protest to the UN Security Council after the detected radar Iraqi frequently Turkish military aircraft in the airspace.
said Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement after a cabinet meeting: ‘The Government Iraq condemns these violations of the airspace and sovereignty of Iraq … On the basis of national responsibility and protection of airspace warns Turkey of any breaches or violations of Iraqi airspace and territory. ‘
According to the leadership of the Turkish military over the last four weeks by the warplanes and attack helicopters Turkey launched repeated attacks on targets suspected of belonging to the PKK in northern Iraq after clashes on the Iraqi side of the border. , says the Turkish army that targeted hideouts PKK fighters after the fierce battles one of the greatest battles of the conflict this year. Dabbagh said ‘The Council of Ministers the Foreign Ministry to protest the UN Security Council and to install these breaches and violations.’ added ‘that Iraq will retain the right to take all measures to prevent these abuses of sovereignty.’ were not immediately contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq for comment. and went up the PKK, which it describes Turkey and the United States and the European Union as a terrorist group attacks across the border over the last year after giving up for a cease-fire had been declared unilaterally. and killed more than 40 thousand people in the conflict since the PKK took up arms in 1984 in the framework of a battle to get more autonomy and rights for the Kurds. and courted Ankara is increasingly of Iraqi Kurds with the deterioration of their relationship with the central government under the leadership of the Shiites in Baghdad. And Turkey, a major investor and trading partner of Iraq, particularly Kurdistan. and exchange officials Turks statements sharp with their Iraqi counterparts since the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in December arrest of Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi on the basis of allegations that it runs death squads. as a dispute between the two countries on energy policy. The warning comes from the violation of airspace, two days after Baghdad condemned Turkey for Kurdish oil exports receive trucked, saying it would harm relations with the Iraqi central government. and fought with the Kurdistan region of Iraq’s central government on exports of oil, energy policy has become a very sensitive subject. Modo
Source: ahraraliraq