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Iraq: Turkey

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 62506, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government has made representations to the Government of Turkey on the aerial attack by Turkish jets on (a) the Maxmur refugee camp in northern Iraq on 14 June 2020 and (b) Shengal, Iraq and (c) other villages in Iraq.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 June 2020

The UK is closely following the situation in northern Iraq.Our Ambassador in Ankara has spoken to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including on reports of civilian casualties. We are reiterating the importance of dialogue and cooperation between Iraq and Turkey to combat terrorism, ensure regional security, and protect civilians.

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