World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan received members of the Iraqi Turkmen Front Executive Board on Thursday in Istanbul.
Erdogan, Turkmen Front head Ershad Salihi and his delegation discussed Iraq's general elections slated for April 30 next year and a rising wave of terrorist attacks in Tuz Khurmatu and other Iraqi provinces where Turkmens live in large numbers.
A bomb attack in Kirkuk killed at least 10 people on Wednesday.
Salihi himself survived an assassination attack on Sunday in Kirkuk, where his vehicle was targeted with a roadside mine, causing material damage but no casualties.
Erdogan said he deplored the loss of life in Wednesday's attack. Turkish Prime Minister maintained that Turkey attaches great importance to Iraq's security and preservation of Iraqi Turkmens' rights and freedoms.
Iraqi Turkmen Front is a political movement that began in 1995. It represents the Turkmen population in the Iraqi parliament.Last Mod: 06 Aralık 2013, 10:42