ERBIL - France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday condemned the recent Turkish airstrikes which killed two Iraqi boarder guards earlier this week.
The statement noted that France is "deeply" attached to full respect for the Iraqi sovereignty, calling the Turkish air raids as violations.
A Turkish drone strike on Tuesday left two senior commanders of the Iraqi border guards and a commander of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) dead in the area of Sidakan, Kurdistan Region.
"France deplores this serious development, on which light must be shed. As the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs reminded his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad on July 16, France is deeply attached to full respect for Iraqi sovereignty," reads a statement by the French Foreign Ministry. "France condemns any violation of this sovereignty."