Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo, Feb. 23, 2001. Aladin Abdel Naby/Reuters
CAIRO - 12 August 2020: In a statement issued by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt condemned the Turkish aggression on northern Iraq in light of the ongoing violations committed by Turkey towards the brotherly Arab country.
According to the statement, Egypt condemned thetargeting of one of the vehicles of the Iraqi Border Guard in Sidekan area in northern Iraq on Tuesday by a Turkish drone, which resulted in the killing of a number of Iraqi soldiers.
"The Turkish attack represents an unacceptable violation of brotherly Iraq’s sovereignty and a new threat to regional security and stability," the statement added.
The statementextended Egypt's sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the brave Iraqi army. It also affirmed the Egyptian government and people stand in solidarity with the government and people of Iraq in facing these provocative practices.
The statement stressed the need to fully respect the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Iraq against any external interference.
Baghdad condemned the attack as a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and said continued attacks would provoke a “review” of bilateral relations, a Foreign Ministry statement said. Iraq also cancelled a scheduled visit by Turkey’s defense minister Thursday.