Kurdish PM discusses Iraq crisis in Ankara

Before Nechirvan Barzani met Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he met with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) chief Hakan Fidan.

Kurdish PM discusses Iraq crisis in Ankara

World Bulletin / News Desk

The prime minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Northern Iraq (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani, discussed the deepening unrest in Iraq on June 26th in Ankara.

After rebels belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began waging an open war against the Shiite central government, they called for a meeting to discuss strategy and developments.

Before Barzani met Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, he met with  Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) chief Hakan Fidan.

Barzani came to Ankara following an invitation by Prime Minister Erdogan.

The visit came at a time at a rough time where a number of Iraqi cities have been taken over by the ISIL. The International community has been pressing Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reduce internal tension and allow international powers to help the country combat militias by forming an inclusive government with Sunnis and Kurds.

Barzani and Turkish officials will also discuss the current situation surrounding the Turkish hostages who were captured by ISIL on June 11. 

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