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World Turkey says its consulate in Iraq's Mosul attacked

07:01  15 august  2022
07:01  15 august  2022 Source:   reuters.com

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's consulate general in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was attacked early on Wednesday but there were no reported casualties, the Turkish foreign ministry said.

Mortar rounds had fallen close to the building, one official said.

"We condemn this attack...in the strongest terms and expect those responsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible," the ministry said.

The ministry said the attack coincided with a U.N. Security Council meeting held at the request of Iraqi authorities to discuss an attack in northern Iraq last week "at a time when our country was unfairly accused and targeted".

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Eight people were killed and 23 were wounded in an attack on a mountain resort in Iraq's northern Dohuk province last week. Turkey has rejected claims by Iraqi officials and state media that it carried out the attack.


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Turkey regularly carries out air strikes in northern Iraq and has sent commandos to support its offensives against militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) based there.

The PKK launched an insurgency against the Turkish state in 1984 and more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict. It is regarded as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

"We once again reiterate our call to the Iraqi authorities to focus on the fight against terrorism and to put an end to terrorist presence on their territory," the ministry said.

State-owned Anadolu news agency quoted Turkey's U.N. representative Oncu Keceli as saying at the Security Council meeting that several mortar rounds had fallen close to the consulate as they talked.

According to two security sources, four landed within the perimeter of the consulate facility early Wednesday.

(Reporting by Daren Butler and Jamal al-Badrani in Mosul; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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