Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu is attending the meeting of Socialist International Council in Athens, Greece on Friday. Kilicdaroglu met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on the sidelines of a council meeting of the Socialist International.
"I am here to talk to Mr. Kilicdaroglu and to strengthen ties with Turkey. I am inviting him to Iraq," Talabani told reporters in his meeting with Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People's Party.
Talabani said Turkey constituted "an important example" for the Muslim world, adding Turkey also played a crucial role for Syria. The meeting at Astir Palace in Athens will last for two days.
Kilicdaroglu and accompanying delegation had arrived in Athens late on Thursday. Nearly 300 representatives from council-member states are expected to participate in the meeting.
Participants will discuss impacts of global economic crisis, rights and freedoms, recent developments in Arab world, restoring the peace in the Middle East and nuclear energy issue during the meeting. Kilicdaroglu will proceed to Thessaloniki on Saturday.
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Turkey's government announced a three-day period of national mourning, starting on Tuesday, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
The attack on southeastern Sanliurfa city leaves twoTurkish soldiers on border duty dead and injured two others late on Monday.
A man died and another 65 people were injured in a gas truck explosion on Diyarbakir-Bingol highway.
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