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Iraq canceled the visit of the Turkish defense minister to the country

Iraq’s foreign ministry reported in a statement that Iraq canceled on Tuesday the visit of the Turkish defense minister to the country which was scheduled for Thursday.

The statement added that the ministry also summoned the Turkish ambassador to hand him a strong protest note and inform him of Iraq’s confirmed rejection of his country’s attacks and violations.

The Iraqi military declared that a Turkish drone strike on Tuesday in the Sidakan area in northeastern Iraq, near the Turkish and Iranian borders, killed two high-ranking Iraqi officers of Iraq’s border guard and the driver of the vehicle they were in.

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