Iraq: Anger at unapproved visit by Turkish defence minister

Issue 1125 - 06 May 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Turkey’s chargé d’affairs in Baghdad on 3 May to receive a formal protest about a visit by senior Turkish officials to northern Iraq. Turkish defence minister Hulusi Akar visited the Bilic Tepe base in the Kurdistan region on 1 May, along with chief of the General Staff General Yasar Guler and Land Forces commander Umit Dundar.

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