Turkish, Iraq PMs discuss terror cooperation

Leaders highlight joint efforts against terrorism in telephone call

Turkish, Iraq PMs discuss terror cooperation

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi held a telephone conversation Saturday in which they discussed cooperation against terrorism, sources told Anadolu Agency.

The two leaders agreed on threats posed by ISIL and PKK and, Yildirim told al-Abadi that Turkey supports Iraq's efforts against ISIL in southeastern Mosul, according to prime ministry sources who cannot be named due to restrictions on speaking to media.

Yildirim also told the Iraq's premier Turkey is confident Iraq is taking necessary steps against threats to Iraq’s security and welfare, particularly blocking new immigration waves in Talafar and Mosul.

The men agreed to the necessity of making frequent visits to see each other.

For the last seven weeks, the Iraqi army -- backed by U.S.-led coalition warplanes and local allies on the ground -- has waged a wide-ranging offensive to retake Mosul, which ISIL overran in mid-2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Aralık 2016, 22:11