Saturday, December 15, 2018

Iraq (at least one ministry) calls out Turkey's continued bombings

Iraq’s foreign ministry on Friday summoned Turkey’s ambassador in Baghdad to protest over what it called repeated airspace violations, after Turkish warplanes earlier carried out strikes against Kurdish militants in northern .

Ezgi Erkoyun, Mohamed el Sherif and Tuvan Gumrukcu (REUTERS) report, "Iraq’s foreign ministry on Friday summoned Turkey’s ambassador in Baghdad to protest over what it called repeated airspace violations, after Turkish warplanes earlier carried out strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.Here is the statement from Iraq's Foreign Affairs Ministry:


The Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Baghdad Mr. Fatih Yildiz and handed him a letter of protest over the repeated air violations by Turkey. The Ministry denounces the actions of Turkish aircraft that violate the Iraqi airspace and target several sites in the areas of Mount Sinjar and Makhmour in northern Iraq, which caused loss of life and property.
Such acts violate Iraq's sovereignty and security of citizens and are unacceptable on all levels, contrary to the principles of good-neighborliness that bring together the two countries. The Foreign Ministry also reiterates its refusal to use Iraqi territory as a base or a corridor to carry out acts that effect  the security of neighboring countries , and calls on the Turkish side to abide by this in order to maintain the friendly relations between the two countries.
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Iraqi Foreign Ministry

On this topic, let's drop back to yesterday's snapshot:

As the Turkish government demonstrates repeatedly, it attacks Kurds within Turkey -- the citizens of Turkey who are Kurds.  How lucky for them that they're able to attack Kurds in other countries with little to no objection from the world.

These bombings have killed innocent civilians -- that is known -- destroyed homes, killed animals and they continue.  From time to time, the Iraqi government makes noise about wanting the bombings to stop but they never stand up for their own national integrity -- in part because they are a puppet government and not a real one.

For 24 hours, at least, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs didn't act like someone's puppet.

In other news, REUTERS reports, "Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraq’s southern city of Basra, but no injuries were reported.  Around 250 people had surrounded a building used as temporary headquarters for the provincial council to protest against corruption and demand jobs and better public services."

  1. WATCH: disperse with as protests intensify

For the second day in a row hundreds are protesting outside Governorate building in south . So far the protest is peaceful and heavy presence of security forces around the building and the roads leading to it.

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