Turkish FM proposes tripartite security mechanism with Iraq, Syria

Turkey's foreign minister was received by the Iraqi president and prime minister.

Turkish FM proposes tripartite security mechanism with Iraq, Syria

Turkey's foreign minister, who is currently paying an official visit to Iraq, was received by the country's president and prime minister on Monday.

Upon his arrival in the Iraqi capital, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu first met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

The recent attacks in Iraq were on the agenda of the meeting between the two officials, diplomatic sources said.

During the gathering, Davutoglu condemned the attacks and said that such acts targeted the stability of Iraq.

Commenting on the relations between Iraq and Syria, Davutoglu said that the recent attacks harmed the good ties between the two countries.

Davutoglu also proposed the establishment of a tripartite mechanism between Turkey, Iraq and Syria in order to fight with such kind of attacks.

Speaking at the gathering, al-Maliki blamed Syria of the attacks waged in Iraq, claiming that the camps where attackers were trained were located in this country.

After the talks with al-Maliki, Davutoglu and the accompanying delegation were received by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

The meeting at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad took almost an hour.

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