Turkey and Iraq

Erdogan: Turkey has no designs on another country's land

Erdogan: Turkey has no designs on another country's land

Turkey has no designs on the another country's land, but instead only wants to ensure the security of its borders and stability of its neighbors, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. Speaking at the …

Ankara: Turkey not violating Iraq's territorial integrity

Ankara: Turkey not violating Iraq's territorial integrity

Turkey has no intentions to infringe on Iraq's territorial integrity, and the recently launched anti-terrorist operation is aimed only at ensuring Turkey's border security, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. …

Turkey launches cross-border anti-terror operation in Iraq

Turkey launches cross-border anti-terror operation in Iraq

Turkey has launched a fresh cross-border anti-terror operation against the PKK terrorist group’s hideouts in northern Iraq, the country’s national defense minister said Monday. Operation Claw-Lock, in which commando and …

Turkish Air Force targets terrorists in northern Iraq, Syria

Turkish Air Force targets terrorists in northern Iraq, Syria

The Turkish Air Force has struck terrorist targets belonging to the YPG/PKK in northern Iraq and parts of northern Syria, Turkey's National Defense Ministry said early Wednesday. The ministry announced in a statement that Operation …

Turkish base in Iraq comes under rocket fire - reports

Turkish base in Iraq comes under rocket fire - reports

A Turkish military base in Zlikan, northeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul, has come under rocket fire for the second time in two days, a source in the Iraqi security forces told the Shafaq news agency. "Three rockets fell in the area …

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

Turkey conducts counter-terrorist operation in Iraq

According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, an operation was carried out against Kurdish militants in the north of Iraq on New Year’s Day. It is clarified that in the Qandil region, an airstrike was inflicted on the deployment …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkey 'neutralizes' 6 terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" six YPG/PKK terrorists in northern areas of Iraq and Syria, an authority said on Monday. Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement that two terrorists were neutralized in …

Turkey "neutralizes" 3 YPG/PKK terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkey "neutralizes" 3 YPG/PKK terrorists in Iraq and Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" three YPG/PKK terrorists in northern Syria and northern Iraq, authorities said on Wednesday. One terrorist in the Operation Pence-Yildirim Zone in northern Iraq, and two terrorists in …

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey forces neutralized at least four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, authorities said on Tuesday. Two terrorists were neutralized in the Gara region by armed forces, while two others in the Operation Pence-Yildirim zone by …

Turkey starts foreign operation against PKK

Turkey starts foreign operation against PKK

According to Turkish media, the Turkish army launched a military operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq, where the militants are located.  Turkey considers the PKK a terrorist organization. According to …

Turkey neutralizes 25 terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey neutralizes 25 terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey neutralized 25 terrorists, including one senior, in an air operation in the Hakurk and Qandil regions in northern Iraq, Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar said. Speaking during his visit to Bucharest, Akar said Turkey …

Turkish airstrikes hit PKK terrorists in Iraq

Turkish airstrikes hit PKK terrorists in Iraq

Turkish security forces killed nine PKK terrorists in northern Iraq during a cross-border counterterrorism operation in the region, unintentionally killing two Iraqi military officers and raising tensions between the two countries. …

Iraq cancels Turkish Defence Minister visit over drone strike

Iraq cancels Turkish Defence Minister visit over drone strike

Iraq cancelled a 13 August visit by the Turkish Defence Minister, Hulusi Akar, to the country, following condemnation of a Turkish drone strike in the Erbil province that killed two Iraqi border guards, according to an Iraqi Foreign Ministry …

Turkish soldier killed by terrorists in N Iraq

Turkish soldier killed by terrorists in N Iraq

A Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with terrorists in Operation Claw-Tiger zone in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on June 28, Hurriyet daily reports. The ministry offered condolences to the family of the soldier and the …

Turkey neutralizes most wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

Turkey neutralizes most wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

A PKK terrorist in Turkey's most wanted list was neutralized in northern Iraq, a Turkish security source said. Musluh Ike, a senior PKK terrorist code-named Tekoser Zagros, was neutralized in a joint operation in …