An attack on Türkiye’s Consulate General in Mosul, Iraq was condemned on Wednesday in a statement made by the country’s foreign ministry.
In the statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, “We condemn this attack, in which no casualties were reported, in the strongest terms and expect those responsible to be brought to justice as soon as possible.”
Ankara called the attack “a grave and noteworthy development as it was carried out during a UN Security Council meeting held at the request of Iraqi authorities and at a time when the country was unfairly accused and targeted,” calling on Iraqi authorities to fulfill their responsibilities to protect diplomatic and consular missions.
Referring to the PKK terrorist organization, the statement added, “On this occasion, we once again reiterate our call to Iraqi authorities to focus on the fight against terrorism and to put an end to the terrorist presence on their territory which poses a threat to neighboring countries and diplomatic missions.”
The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US, and the EU, has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants, in its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye.