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Turkey calls on Iran, Iraq and Pakistan to show restraint

Says problems should be resolved with an understanding of friendship
Pakistani commuters (not in the picture) stand under the national flags of Turkey and Pakistan on a bridge in Islamabad on December 22, 2013. AFP
Pakistani commuters (not in the picture) stand under the national flags of Turkey and Pakistan on a bridge in Islamabad on December 22, 2013. AFP

Turkey’s foreign ministry called on Thursday for Iran, Iraq and Pakistan to show restraint and common sense after an escalation of tensions in the region, most recently with Pakistan conducting strikes inside Iran.

“We believe the problems should be resolved with an understanding of friendship and brotherhood, based on mutual respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the countries,” the ministry said in a statement.

The statement came after Pakistan struck terrorist hideouts in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province, two days after Iran violated its airspace.

“Hideouts used by terrorist organisations namely Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF)” were struck in an intelligence-based operation codenamed ‘Marg Bar Sarmachar’, the Pakistan military’s media affairs wing,

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According to Iran’s IRNA news agency, nine people were killed in the attack targeting a village in the city of Saravan, with Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi saying all the dead “were foreign nationals”.

Moreover, the Foreign Office announced that Pakistan had carried out “precision military strikes” in Iran, the Inter Services Public Relations said “effective strikes” were carried out against hideouts inside Iran used by terrorists responsible for recent attacks in Pakistan.

“The precision strikes were carried out using killer drones, rockets, loitering munitions and stand-off weapons. Maximum care was taken to avoid collateral damage,” it said.

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