Defense Ministry

FILE - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar arrives for a meeting of the North Atlantic Council with Georgia and Ukraine at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Minister announced early Monday, April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, File)

Turkey invades Iraq to fight Kurdish militias

The Turkish military is advancing a large-scale operation in Northern Iraq that began with an invasion of Kurdish areas earlier this week. Turkey’s Defense Ministry said it conducted artillery and missile strikes on targets that belong to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Ankara considers a terrorist group.