No: 339, 5 November 2017, Press Release Regarding The Terrorist Attacks In Kirkuk, Iraq

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 05.11.2017

We have learned with great sorrow that according to initial reports, at least 4 Iraqis were killed and dozens wounded in the terrorist attacks perpetrated today (5 November) in Kirkuk, Iraq.

We convey our condolences to the friendly and brotherly people of Iraq, wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives and speedy recovery to the wounded.

We strongly condemn these heinous terrorist acts aiming to harm social peace in Kirkuk which is key for Iraq's unity and integrity.

We firmly believe that these kinds of provocations will not be able to hinder the Iraqi Government’s efforts towards stabilization, national reconciliation and reconstruction in the country.

Turkey will continue to stand by Iraq in its fight against terrorism.

Mehmet Vakur Erkul Ambassador
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