Turkey Expects Iraq to Remove PKK Fighters from Makhmour Camp: FM
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Turkey Expects Iraq to Remove PKK Fighters from Makhmour Camp: FM

ERBIL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday that his country expects Iraq to clear Makhmour Camp of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Over the weekend, Turkish warplanes carried out an airstrike on the camp, which hosts thousands of Kurdish refugees from Turkey for over two decades. The airstrike killed at least three people.

Speaking at an interview with state broadcaster TRT Haber, Cavusoglu said Turkey will clear the camp of the PKK fighters if the Iraqi government fails to take action.

He revealed that Ankara was in talks with Baghdad over the issue.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan claimed after the recent airstrike that one senior PKK commander was among those killed in Makhmour.