Four car bomb blasts in mainly Shi’ite areas of Baghdad have left at least 13 people dead and 75 injured.
The first, in the northeastern Sadr City, targeted a group of labourers as they gathered for work, killing eight.
A second device exploded at a roundabout in the same area of the capital claiming two lives.
Turkey voiced its concern at the increase of sectarian violence in the country.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “One cannot stand by and watch the confessional conflict in Iraq and do nothing. If one does not react against a fratricidal conflict one is guilty of involvement.”
Two other bombs exploded in Shula and Hurriya
Iraq has been hit by a series of bombings targeting Shi’ites recently which threatens to shatter the fragile coalition government and raised fears of renewed sectarian conflict after US troops left the country in December.