Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi arrived in Ankara on Wednesday on a private visit.
Al-Hashimi is accompanied by his wife Fattime Maisson.
Asked whether he came to Turkey for health problems, al-Hashimi said he would not comment on the matter.
But Turkish media said his wife will receive medical care here.
The Sunni leader is expected to meet with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today.
Also, Today's Zaman said "It is not clear whether there will be any discussion on political issues between the two during the meeting or if it will only be a courtesy visit by Erdoğan to convey his get-well wishes for Hashemi's wife."
There was also no information as to the nature of her health problem.
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