Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that units of the Turkish army launched an operation in the territory located in the Northern Iraq region of Sinjar. The territory controlled by the Kurdish self-defense.
«We promised to put troops in Sinjar and made it. The fight against terrorism is conducted both in Turkey and abroad», — said the head of state, speaking to supporters in Trebizond.
At the same time the command of the Iraqi army denies Erdogan’s words. In his published statement argues that Turkish-Iraqi border in its entirety is under the control of Federal authorities.
On the territory of Sinjar located training base of the PKK, a recognized terrorist group. On March 22, its representatives said that they will leave the area to prevent the Turkish invasion.