On Tuesday, Turkish jets struck positions in northern Syria and Iraq of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), the military branch of Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD). About 70 Kurdish fighters were killed as a result of the airstrikes, Turkey's General Staff said.
"This step is a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iraq. Iran supports the position of the Iraqi authorities on this issue," Ghasemi's statement said.
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