BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Kurdistan Alliance has called on the federal government to adopt urgent measures to stop the continued Turkish 'aggressions' on northern Iraq, asserting that the UN and the Security Council has to intervene in case the Turkish authorities did not respond.
"Turkish forces keep violating the Iraqi territories and attacking Iraqi citizens on the border regions in Kurdistan," the KA said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
It considered the Turkish military operations from artillery shelling to air raids on Iraq as "an aggressive act against innocent civilians", urging the federal government to take all necessary diplomatic measures to stop these attacks.
It caked on the government to refuge to the UN and the Security Council "to stop these aggressions, during which scores of innocent civilians were killed".
Turkey frequently stages air strikes against The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bases located across the Iraqi border but land operations are rarely seen in the mountainous zone.
The operations are in line with a Turkish mandate that gives Ankara the authority to order raids to hit suspected bases inside northern Iraq, from where PKK elements are believed to be infiltrating.
Parliament voted in favor of allowing operations in 2007 and has renewed the mandate annually.
Recent months have seen a sharp escalation of PKK attacks, prompting Turkey's military to launch an all-out offensive in the Kurdish-majority southeast.