Iraqi Kurdish PM visits refugee camp built by Turkey

Nechirvan Barzani praised Turkey's efforts to help the internally displaced in Iraq.

Iraqi Kurdish PM visits refugee camp built by Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Iraqi Kurdish regional government's prime minister Nechirvan Barzani on Sunday visited a refugee camp set up by Turkey's disaster management agency in the northern Iraqi province of Dohuk.

Barzani and accompanying Iraqi Kurdish ministers met with Mehmet Akif Inam, Turkey's Consul General in Erbil, during the visit.

"Turkey extended its helping hand not only for the current situation but after many disasters we experienced in the past," Barzani said.

He said the government in Erbil gave all kinds of support to Turkey's efforts to build camps.

The camps set up by Turkey’s Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency accomodate Iraq's displaced people fleeing a rapid advance by ISIL militants.

The rise of ISIL since early June triggered a massive wave of internal displacement of more than a million Iraqis.

Last Mod: 22 Eylül 2014, 10:04
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