Turkey wished the Iraqi local elections to be held in a secure, fair, democratic and transparent way that would contribute to strengthening of political consensus.
Turkish Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that local elections would take place in 14 out of 18 provinces of Iraq on January 31.
The ministry said that the "elections were important to strengthen national consensus, settle democracy culture and provide fair representation opportunity to local administrations in Iraq."
The ministry added that upon the demand of Iraq, 30 Turkish observers from universities, academic research foundations and Foreign Ministry would observe the
Iraqi local elections. The observers went to Iraq on Wednesday.
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