Iraqi President Barham Salih called on Turkey to stop violating Iraq's sovereignty in a meeting with the French Minister of Defense Florence Parly, the Media Office of the Presidency of the Iraqi Republic said in a statement on Thursday.\r\nSalih said the Turkey's violations of Iraqi sovereignty through military incursions must stop, saying that Ankara's actions violated international law and undermined good neighborly relations.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nParly\u00a0arrived in Iraq\u00a0on Thursday for a trip that the ministry said formed part of the country\u2019s ongoing commitment to the fight against terrorism and its support for Iraq\u2019s sovereignty.\r\nTwo high-ranking Iraqi officers\u00a0were killed recently in a Turkish drone strike, which has set off renewed tensions with Baghdad. It was the first time that members of the regular Iraqi forces had been killed since Turkey launched its operations in autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq.\r\nTurkish strikes into Iraq have increased recently, with Turkey targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which it considers a terrorist organization. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait and Jordan\u00a0have called on Turkey\u00a0to stop its violations of Iraq's sovereignty.\r\nIn June, Ankara said it would set up more temporary military bases in northern Iraq as part of its stepped up efforts against Kurdish militants. The US and the European Union also consider the PKK a terrorist organization.\r\nEarlier this month, the PKK said it shot down a Turkish helicopter in Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for killing one of its commanders.\r\nTurkey regularly attacks PKK militants, both in its mainly Kurdish southeast and in northern Iraq, where the group is based. It has also warned in recent years of a potential ground offensive against PKK bases in Iraq\u2019s Qandil mountains. Since the PKK took up arms against Turkey in 1984, more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict primarily concentrated in southeast Turkey, Reuters reported.