Turkish main opposition leader set to visit Iraq despite warnings

Turkish main opposition leader Kılıcdaroglu, who is set to visit Iraq between Aug. 20 and 24, will not change his plan, party officials said.

Turkish main opposition leader set to visit Iraq despite warnings

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıcdaroglu sticks to his plan of visiting Iraq in the days to come despite constant warnings from the Turkish foreign ministry over deteriorating security conditions on the conflict-ridden country.

CHP Chairman Kılıcdaroglu, who is set to visit Iraq between Aug. 20 and 24, will not change his plan, party officials said.

In a letter sent to the CHP, Turkish foreign ministry underlined worsening security conditions in Iraq as car bombs have ravaged the country, signals a return to ferocious civil strife that thorn the country apart in 2007-2008.

Turkish foreign ministry said the capacity of the Turkish Embassy in Baghdad is not enough to host a big delegation of CHP officials.

Upon the letter, the CHP reduced the size of the delegation but fell short of canceling the trip.

The CHP said in a statement that it would not be the right decision to cancel the trip, because of the dire security conditions in Iraq.

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