|Kurdish Peshmerga fighters guarding Mosul Dam in Iraq.|
Time to bomb the Kurds again
- The Kurds, the Russians and Syria are fighting ISIS. So what happens, Turkish NATO jets bomb the Kurds and the U.S. arms Islamists against the Syrians and Russians.
(Reuters) - Iraq's foreign minister has called on Ankara to coordinate with Baghdad in its military campaign against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq following accusations that Turkish forces crossed the border into Iraq last week.
Iraq has been mostly silent about Turkish airstrikes against the Kurdish militants which began in July and have focused mainly on targets in the mountainous area of northern Iraq near the borders with Turkey and Iran.
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Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Saturday he had summoned the Turkish ambassador last week to object to what he called a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.
A spokesman for the Turkish foreign ministry was not immediately available for comment.
Jaafari told Reuters that Ankara has not coordinated with Iraq in the campaign, which Baghdad claims included an incursion into Iraq last week by Turkish special forces in pursuit of PKK militants.
"We are for the security of Turkey. Turkey has the right to defend itself," he said ahead of an Arab League conference in Cairo. "But there must be coordination on the ground with the Iraqi government and Iraqi armed forces."
Iraq does not control its northern border with Turkey, which is within the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.Read More . . . .