Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) has talked about it identified one among the assailants accountable for the killing of a Turkish diplomat in Erbil.
Osman Kose changed into killed on Wednesday when gunmen opened fireplace in an upscale restaurant the attach he changed into dining in Erbil, the native capital of the semi-self reliant attach in northern Iraq. Police sources talked about two diversified other folks have been additionally killed.
Police shared a photograph of the alleged attacker, Mazlum Dag, who changed into born in Diyarbakir, Turkey in 1992, and requested native residents to encourage turn him in.
A wanted look released by the unit confirmed two photos of a unlit-haired younger man with a shut-cut beard, with one listing it sounds as if taken from CCTV photos.
“We name on all voters to present security companies and products with data about this suspect as soon as that you’re going to possess,” the counterterrorism unit talked about. It called the attack a “terrorist” act.
PKK suspected in killing of Turkish diplomat
Constant with Anadolu News Company, Dersim Dag, one among Mazlum’s brothers, is a deputy of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a celebration Turkey’s authorities has accused of getting hyperlinks to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which it considers a “terrorist” organisation.
The HDP “strongly” condemned the attack, calling it an “fully unacceptable provocation strive”. It additionally slammed the accusation that one among its deputies changed into “designated as a aim resulting from his brother”, with out declaring any names.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told journalists in Ankara that aside from the diplomat, the assailants additionally fired in the direction of two Iraqi nationals sitting at a inside sight table, killing one and critically wounding the diversified.
On Thursday, Ankara launched an air attack on the Kurdish attach in accordance with the killing of its diplomat.
“Following the nasty attack in Erbil, we now have launched essentially the most comprehensive air operation on Qandil and dealt a heavy blow to the (PKK) dread organisation,” Defence Minister Hulusi Akar talked about in a assertion.
Cavusoglu talked about Turkey changed into concerned with Baghdad and Erbil regarding the incident and efforts have been continuing to glean the attackers and search the motive within the encourage of the attack.
No community has claimed responsibility for the attack. Hours after the shootings, a spokesman for the militia cruise of the PKK talked about the community changed into now not accountable.