Turkey expects cooperation from Iraqi Kurds to fight PKK

21:52, June 03, 2010      

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Thursday Turkey expects full cooperation from the Iraqi Kurdish regional administration on fight against the outlawed Kurdish Worker's Party (PKK).

Davutoglu made the remarks at a joint press conference in Ankara after a meeting with Massoud Barzani, head of the regional administration in the north of Iraq, who is on a visit to Turkey.

Davutoglu said that an exact decision has been made during their meeting.

"As a bridge for our close relations between Turkey and Iraq, a full integration work will be carried out between Turkey and northern Iraq as well," Davutoglu said.

He said a joint energy, trade and transportation strategy would be built, adding Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines was working to start flights to Irbil in the north of Iraq.

However, he stated that terrorism was the major threat to fraternity between the two peoples.

"Vision, peace, security and future cannot be established at a place where terrorism prevails. So, we expect full cooperation from our Iraqi brothers, especially from the Iraqi Kurdish regional administration, on fight against terrorism. We are pleased with recent increasing cooperation," Davutoglu said.

Source: Xinhua


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