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The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue calls the Security Council to stop Turkish violations against sovereignty of Iraqi Lands

 

Saturday, 5th September 2020

 

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue calls the Security Council to stop Turkish violations against sovereignty of Iraqi Lands

 

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue calls the Security Council to decisively and critically intervene to stop Turkey continuous usage of presence of Kurdistan workers party in Iraq as a pretext to justify its frequent military practices and interventions in Iraq. In addition, it abuses the sovereignty of Iraq based on an agreement with the previous regime which allows it to penetrate inside Iraqi borders with about 10 km to protect its borders and face the Kurdistan workers party. Yet Turkish processes surpassed the agreement to reach borders of 50 km within complete silence by the UN and their bodies; the matter which is considered a threat for international peace and security especially as this agreement with the previous regime is not a justification for Turkey to violate sovereignty of Iraq as this agreement is considered to be null and void according to the rules of international law. This is because this agreement has not been renewed since 2003 in addition no copy of which has been deposited to UN according to article no. 102 of the charter.

The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue warns against Turkey striving to establish more than 20 military sites on borders through its expansion recurring the scenario of occupying some lands of other countries such as what happened in Syria and Libya.   

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