Turkey’s consulate in Iraq’s Mosul comes under attack | News

International ministry says no causalities within the assault, and condemns the incident ‘within the strongest phrases’.

Turkey’s consulate-general within the northern Iraqi metropolis of Mosul has been attacked, however there have been no reported casualties, in response to the Turkish overseas ministry.

“We condemn this assault … within the strongest phrases and count on these accountable to be dropped at justice as quickly as potential,” the ministry stated on Wednesday.

“We firmly request from the Iraqi authorities to fulfil their obligations in defending diplomatic and consular missions.”

The ministry stated the assault coincided with a United Nations Safety Council assembly held on the request of Iraqi authorities to debate an assault in northern Iraq final week “at a time when our nation was unfairly accused and focused”.

The supply of Wednesday’s assault on the consulate was unsure; a provincial lawmaker informed AFP that 4 rockets hit – inflicting harm to vehicles parked on the street close to the consulate, however one other official and safety sources informed Reuters that mortar rounds had fallen near the constructing and inside its perimeter.

A shrapnel riddled car stands in the area of the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul
A automobile riddled with shrapnel stands within the neighborhood of the Turkish consulate in Mosul [Ziad al-Obeidi/AFP]

Ankara rejects claims

Eight folks have been killed and 23 have been wounded in an assault on a mountain resort in Iraq’s northern Dohuk province on July 20.

Turkey has rejected claims by Iraqi officers and state media that it carried out the assault.

Turkey repeatedly carries out air raids in northern Iraq and has despatched commandos to assist its offensives towards fighters from the Kurdistan Staff Social gathering (PKK) based mostly there.

The PKK launched an rebel towards the Turkish state in 1984 and greater than 40,000 folks have been killed within the battle. It’s considered a “terrorist” group by Turkey, america and the European Union.

“We as soon as once more reiterate our name to the Iraqi authorities to give attention to the battle towards terrorism and to place an finish to terrorist presence on their territory,” the ministry stated.

State-owned Anadolu information company quoted Turkey’s UN consultant Oncu Keceli as saying on the Safety Council that a number of mortar rounds had fallen near the consulate whereas the assembly was going down.

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