Turkish President Abdullah Gul invited his Iraqi counterpart Jalal Talabani to Turkey in a telephone call Thursday night as he informed him of Ankara's ground operation in northern Iraq, Gul's office said Friday.
"During the call, our president conveyed information on the objective of the ground operation which began Thursday night," the statement said.
Gul also underlined Turkey's intention to boost bilateral ties with Iraq in all fields and invited Talabani to Turkey, it said.
It gave no further information.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Şubat 2008, 14:02