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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Thursday in a historic visit paid by a senior Turkish official in 75 years.
Davutoglu's visit follows his meeting in Irbil with Massoud Barzani, leader of the regional administration in Iraq's north.
The Turkish minister, who is the first ever top Turkish diplomat to visit Kirkuk, is expected to hold a series of talks in he city, which is also the home of a sizeable population of Turkmens, ethnic kin of the Turks.
"I am happy to be the first Turkish foreign minister to visit Kirkuk in 75 years. Kirkuk will be an eternal city of peace in Iraq where our Turkmen, Kurdish and Arab brothers live," Davutoglu tweeted on Thursday.
Turkish diplomatic sources have said Davutoglu's visit was long planned but it was kept secret due to security reasons.
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