The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the killing of a Turkish diplomat working in the Turkish Consulate General in Erbil Governorate and a citizen and the wounding of another in an assassination incident and expresses its close follow-up with the security authorities to find out the circumstances of the incident.
The Ministry believes that this crime will not undermine the momentum of the historical and strategic relations between Baghdad and Ankara and will not dispel the efforts of the two friendly countries to continue the steady rapprochement and realize the common interests that Iraq has long maintained and built achievements at all levels.

Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman
Dr. Ahmad Al-Sahaf