Turkey’s airstrikes in Iraq violate sovereignty, territorial integrity – Iranian Ministry

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi.

Turkey’s actions in Iraq violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, Tehran supports Baghdad’s position on the issue, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in a statement Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Turkish jets struck positions in northern Syria and Iraq of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

“This step is a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq. Iran supports the position of the Iraqi authorities on this issue,” Ghasemi’s statement said.