Turkey Clarifies Position on Iraq VP Extradition

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Bekir Bozdag definitively said that Ankara would not honor an Interpol "red notice" request to extradite Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi. This clarified yesterday’s statement from that Turkey will support Hashemi. Bozdag further mentioned a long-standing issue: Ankara’s unhappiness with Iraq’s inability to assist with Kurdish rebels.

Meanwhile, at least six Iraqis were killed and 13 more were wounded in new violence.

In Hadeed, a bomb killed three people and wounded eight more, including policemen. Gunmen killed a father and son at a policeman’s home.

A car bomb wounded five in Basheeka.

In Baghdad, a television director died from injuries received in a bombing yesterday.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006.