Egypt has condemned the continuing Turkish violations of Iraq's sovereignty under the pretext of preserving its national security, the foreign minister said on Friday.
The foreign ministry said that the continuation of this unacceptable approach could undermine regional peace and security, as those aggressive practices expose the status quo that Ankara seeks to impose on all.
“This proves what Egypt has repeatedly said, that Turkey is a major source of instability in the region,” read the statement.
The statement asserted that Egypt stands in solidarity with Iraq in the face of “these provocative acts” and it calls on all parties to respect Iraqi sovereignty and avoid tangling the country in any harmful regional conflicts.
Turkish forces have advanced deeper into Iraqi territory in the past couple of days after two weeks of airstrikes, as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.