Turkey's Erdogan to meet Iraqi Kurdish leader

President to meet Masoud Barzani in Istanbul

Turkey's Erdogan to meet Iraqi Kurdish leader

World Bulletin / News Desk

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to meet the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region in Istanbul on Sunday, a Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.

The meeting between Erdogan and Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdish Regional Government, was trailed by Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin on Wednesday.

“We have a lot to talk about,” he said. “Iraq is important for us in all terms -- economically, in terms of border security and in humanitarian and cultural terms.”

He went on to cite similar approaches to tackling ISIL and PKK extremism as ways the two territories could work together.

The Foreign Ministry official was speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Şubat 2017, 17:20