US support for Turkey's air offensive in northern Iraq

The U.S. Department of State has said about Turkey's air offensive against PKK targets in north Iraq that they recognized Turkey's right of self-defense.

US support for Turkey's air offensive in northern Iraq

The U.S. Department of State has said about Turkey's air offensive against PKK targets in north Iraq that they recognized Turkey's right of self-defense.

Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the Department of State, told a daily press briefing, "we understand these air strikes were conducted, we recognize Turkey's right of self-defense, we urge Turkey and Iraq to maintain close contact on these issues and to cooperate."

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in north of Iraq last week after eight Turkish troops and a village guard were killed in an ambush in Cukurca town of the southeastern province of Hakkari near the border region with Iraq on August 17.

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