HL Deb 02 November 1998 vol 594 c13WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, as holders of the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, they received notification under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter of an armed incursion into northern Iraq of an estimated 10,000 Turkish troops on or about 12 October. [HL3482]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Her Majesty's Government are aware of media reports of a Turkish incursion into northern Iraq in mid-October, but we have no evidence from our own sources to support these reports.