Iraq: Turkey

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 16th July 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Turkey about reports of attacks by Turkish armed forces on settlements in Iraq and the subsequent deaths of Kurdish civilians living there.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State, The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The UK is closely following the situation in northern Iraq. Our Ambassador in Ankara has spoken to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including on reports of civilian casualties. We continue to urge dialogue and cooperation between Iraq and Turkey to combat terrorism, ensure regional security and protect civilians.

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