Iraq condemns Turkey's aggression in letter to UNSC
The Iraqi foreign ministry calls on the UN Security Council to condemn Turkey's violations of the country's sovereignty.
The Iraqi government sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council on Sunday saying that Baghdad documented more than 22,740 violations committed by the Turkish armed forces.
"Turkey has expansionist goals behind the aggressions it is committing, and there will be no security nor military accord with Ankara," the Iraqi foreign ministry said. "Baghdad's letter included a demand for an apology from the Turkish side to Iraq and its people."
"Baghdad expects the United Nations Security Council to issue a statement denouncing the Turkish violation of Iraq's sovereignty," the foreign ministry's statement said.
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said Saturday that "the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a letter of complaint to the Security Council and requested it to hold an emergency session to discuss the Turkish aggression."
The Iraqi parliament discussed in an emergency session on Saturday the Turkish attacks on northern Iraq.
Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq movement in Iraq, Sheikh Qais Khazali, called on parliament to issue a resolution obligating the government to remove Turkish forces from Iraq, considering that the ongoing Turkish attacks call for a unified and firm stance.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded an immediate investigation into the artillery shelling of Dohuk on Friday.
Signs of a diplomatic dispute erupted between Iraq and Turkey after Baghdad accused Ankara of launching a missile attack on a tourist resort in the northern Iraqi province of Dohuk on Wednesday, killing nine people, including children, and wounding dozens. However, Ankara denied responsibility for the attack and said that the Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, bears responsibility for the bombing of Dohuk.