Turkey to Pay Compensate Iran for Raid

ANKARA (Reuters)–Turkey said on Wednesday it would pay compensation to any Iranians injured by mistake in an air raid but stuck to earlier claims that its planes had not crossed into Iran while bombing Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.

The two neighbors traded angry words in July when Tehran accused Ankara of killing five people on Iranian soil.

Turkey at first insisted the raids were limited to northern Ira and refused to pay compensation.

"Our conclusion is that Turkish planes did not bomb Iranian soil but carried out a bombing raid on northern Iraq in which some Iranians may have been harmed," a Turkish foreign ministry spokesman told reporters on Wednesday.

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