February 15, 2021

Turkey accuses US of siding with ‘terrorists’ in Iraq

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey on Monday accused the United States of supporting “terrorists” and summoned its ambassador after Washington declined to immediately back Ankara’s claim of Kurdish militants executing 13 of its nationals in Iraq. The Turkish interior ministry also announced the detention of hundreds of people it accuses of links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels that allegedly shot dead the 13 hostages in an Iraqi cave. The PKK blamed Turkish airstrikes for the deaths in a diplomatically-charged episode that delivers an immediate challenge to the new US administration o…

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