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Turkiye says it did not carry out any attack against civilians in Iraq

Baku, July 21, AZERTAC

Turkiye did not carry out any attack against civilians in northern Iraq's Duhok province, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency.

"According to the information we received from the Turkish Armed Forces, we did not carry out any attack against civilians," Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a live interview with the Turkish broadcaster TRT Haber.

Cavusoglu's remarks came a day after an attack in Duhok’s Zakho district killed eight people.

In a statement released after Wednesday's attack, the Turkish Foreign Ministry asked Iraqi government officials not to make statements on the Duhok attack "under the influence of rhetoric and propaganda" of the PKK terrorist organization.

Meanwhile, Turkish security sources also rejected the reports "in support of the terrorist organization PKK/KCK" which claimed that the civilians lost their lives due to "shelling" by Turkish forces.

Turkiye, he said, will continue its fight against terrorism in line with international law, only targeting the terrorist organizations.

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