No: 253, 25 August 2019, Press Release Regarding The Attacks In Kirkuk Province Of Iraq

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 25.08.2019

We are saddened by the attacks that took place last night (24 August) at a shrine in Tavuk district of Kirkuk, resulting with the death of 6 and injuring 11 Iraqi Turkmen civilians.

We condemn this heinous attack targeting the current peace and security environment in Kirkuk. Turkey wishes Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, and expresses her condolences to the brotherly Iraqi people.

We believe that the Iraqi Government will take the necessary measures against the perpetuators of this attack to Kirkuk which is the symbol of Iraq’s unity.

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