Turkey invites Iraq's Massoud Barzani

Barzani who paid visits to Turkey in the past as the leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has not visited Turkey for a long time.

Turkey invites Iraq's Massoud Barzani

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he invited Massoud Barzani, Head of Regional Administration in North of Iraq in a letter he sent with Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu.

Davutoglu told reporters at a press conference Wednesday in Ankara, that Sinirlioglu conveyed his letter to Barzani Yesterday, inviting him to Turkey.

Barzani who paid visits to Turkey in the past as the leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has not visited Turkey for a long time. A future visit by Barzani to Turkey will be significant as this will be his first visit as the Head of the Regional Administration in North of Iraq which was formed after the U.S. invasion in 2003.

Davutoglu said Turkey pursued a consistent foreign policy in Iraq, adding that it maintained close ties with all ethnic groups in Iraq, to give out a strong message to all groups for building the future of Iraq.

"We are determined to carry on these ties in close consultation. I had also invited Barzani to Turkey, during my visit to Arbil last year on October 30. It is not a new thing. He will pay a visit to Turkey in a convenient time. This significant for consultations. Because we want all groups to rapidly reconstruct Iraq," said Davutoglu.


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