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Turkey tries to legitimize incursion in northern Iraq

As Turkey advances inside Iraqi territory to eliminate members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, Baghdad has openly rejected the action, though the Kurdistan Regional Government remains curiously silent.
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Turkey and Kurdish militants are waging war against each other inside Iraq, which in no uncertain terms has condemned the incursion.

Turkish aircraft bombed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) warehouses in the Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq on June 16, having entered 18.5 miles into the Iraqi Kurdistan region June 10. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed his country had also launched military operations against the PKK in Iraq’s Sinjar region.

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