Baku, Azerbaijan, June 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will visit Saudi Arabia, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported on June 18.
The visit will take place as part of participation in the 41st Conference of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The agenda of the conference includes the discussion of recent developments in Iraq, the Syrian crisis, as well as other regional issues.
The Iraqi army lost control over the Samarra city on June 13.
This is the third city in Iraq, which is completely controlled by ISIL militants. Earlier, the ISIL captured the cities of Mosul and Tikrit.
Despite Kirkuk is controlled by Peshmerga (special forces, subordinate to the Kurdish administration), the fights are continuing in several residential areas in northern Iraq between Peshmerga and the ISIL.
On June 10, the ISIL militants captured the administrative center of the Mosul of the northern Iraqi Province of Ninawa, a number of small settlements, as well as part of the Salah al Din Province, including its center - the city of Tikrit.
The militants began controlling the Iraqi town of Tal Afar, densely populated by Turkmen, on June 16.
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