Minister: Turkey avoids involvement in any problem in Iraq
Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Wednesday Turkey did not want to be a part of a solution to any problem between Iraq's central government and the administration in the country's north, Anadolu Agency reported.
"We do not want to be a part of a solution to any problem between the central government and the Northern Iraq. More precisely, we do not want comments to be made with reference to Turkey. And I would like to stress that energy issues should be evaluated carefully in this respect," Yildiz told a meeting as part of a conference of Turkish ambassadors held in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
Yildiz also said the model partnership between Turkey and the United States should translate into solid projects.
"Not all strategic projects are feasible. But what is required of a strategic partnership is that it should be able to turn those strategic projects into feasible ones," Yildiz said.