Turkey's gov't favors extention of N.Iraq operation mandate

Turkish military has carried out several air and land operations in the past against targets of the PKK based in the north of Iraq.

Turkey's gov't favors extention of N.Iraq operation mandate
Turkish government will ask the parliament to extend the mandate for cross-border military operations for another year, government spokesman said on Tuesday.

Turkish State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek told a press conference after the meeting of Council of Ministers that the government would ask the parliament to debate the request as soon as possible after the parliament enters the new legislative year on October 1.

Turkish military has carried out several air and land operations in the past against targets of the PKK based in the north of Iraq.

The mandate for cross-border action is voted by the Turkish parliament on a motion submitted by the government. The current one-year mandate expires on October 17.

Apart from that, Cicek also said that the government had decided to extend the cash repatriation law until the end of this year.


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