Turkish foreign minister to visit northern Iraq by end of week
Cooperation between Turkey and Iraq in combat against terror groups will be discussed at the meeting of Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu with minister of foreign trade Zafer Caglayan and the Iraqi government in Iraqi town of Arbil by the end of this week, CNN Turk's website said.
Turkish foreign minister will also discuss establishment of Turkish consulate in Kirkuk and Arbil, as well as his visit to Basra and Mosul.
During a joint press-conference with his Iraqi colleague Nuri-al Maliki, Turkish Prime-Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey and Iraq will continue a joint combat with terrorism, Anadolu Turkish information agency said.
Turkey fully supports territorial integrity and unity of Iraq without racial, language and religious discrimination," Erdogan said.
Turkish Prime-Minister stressed importance of combat with terror organization PKK (Kurdish Workers Party) basing in northern part of Iraq.
"We operate in accordance with the Iraqi central government. I hope that we will continue this joint combat in future," he said.