Turkish FM meets senior Iraqi officials in Ankara

Sources said Davutoglu extended an invitation to Muqtada al-Sadr to pay a visit in Turkey during a meeting with Mustafa Yaqubi -- an aide to the Iraqi Shiite cleric.

Turkish FM meets senior Iraqi officials in Ankara

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and leader of regional administration in north of Iraq, Massoud Barzani, discussed bilateral ties, domestic developments in Iraq as well as cooperation against PKK during a meeting earlier Monday, Turkish diplomatic sources said.

Sources said Davutoglu and Barzani reaffirmed a pledge for active cooperation against terrorism, as Davutoglu reiterated Turkey views over the Democratic Union Party -- the PKK affiliate in Syria.

The two officials also discussed latest situation in Syria and domestic political developments in Iraq.

Barzani briefed Davutoglu over the situation of Syrian refugees who had taken shelter in Iraq's north.

The Turkish foreign minister also met separately with the leader of Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP), Ayad al-Samarrai, Deputy Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Barham Salih,
and with Chairman of Iraq's Kurdistan Islamic Union Muhammad Faraj.

Davutoglu's meeting with the Iraqi officials discussed ties between Turkey and Iraq, relations among Iraq's ethnic and religious groups, the Arab Spring and developments in Syria.

Sources said Davutoglu extended an invitation to Muqtada al-Sadr to pay a visit in Turkey during a meeting with Mustafa Yaqubi -- an aide to the Iraqi Shiite cleric.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2012, 16:15
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