As international forces and political parties continue to react to the Turkey trans-border operations in Iraqi Kurdistan, the United States (US) State Department spokesperson said that the Washington administration was aware of the the Turkish military operations in Gare.
In a recent UN-backed security agreement signed in October 2020 between Baghdad and Erbil, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), which is allied with Turkey, is part of ejecting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from the town of Sinjar on the Syrian border.
The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Hewler government share a common policy with Turkey in the region. It has been reported that they support Turkish military operations in exchange for the faciliation of oil exports.
Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq condemned the Turkish military attacks. The Communist Party said that to remain silent against the attacks is to encourage Turkey to establish more military bases and maintain the hostility in the region. Therefore Erdogan must be a limited by international forces and the United Nations (UN).
Abdurahman Al Cezayiri, a Popular Mobilisation Forces commander, said the Turkish state attacked the PKK as an excuse, but the attack on Southern Kurdistan was unacceptable.
Al-Cezayiri criticised the silence of the Iraqi army and said that the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga should take a stand against the Turkish state.