Al-Haddad condemns the assault on an Iraqi family in Turkey and directs the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to follow up, and calls on the relevant authorities in Turkey to investigate and take legal measures against the perpetrators.

Today, Friday 14/5/2021, the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Bashir Khalil Al-Haddad condemned the sinful assault that an Iraqi family from Erbil governorate was subjected to during their visit to Turkey for tourism by a stray and outlaw group, When they intercepted that family’s car on the road linking Mersin and Antalya and attacked them with stones and severely unjustified beating, which resulted in severe injury to the paterfamilias and his young son, with serious injuries.

The Deputy Speaker of the Council, in this statement, condemned this attack, and made a phone call with the Iraqi Foreign Minister, the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad, the Turkish consul in the Kurdistan Region, and the Iraqi ambassador in Ankara, and demanded an urgent investigation be opened and the circumstances of the incident and pursued whoever tries to commit such crimes, And to take all necessary and strict measures to prevent the recurrence of those attacks that harm the interests of the two neighboring countries, and after his Eminence’s contacts the attackers were arrested, and all legal procedures will be implemented and brought to the Turkish judiciary to receive their fair penalty according to the law.

Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives
May 14, 2021