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FM: Turkey does not trust in Iraqi Vice President’s involvement in terror acts

Türkiye Materials 24 December 2011 17:20 (UTC +04:00)
Turkey eliminates the possibility of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi’s involvement in terrorist acts in the country, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted by TRT 1 TV channel today.
FM: Turkey does not trust in Iraqi Vice President’s involvement in terror acts

Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /

Turkey eliminates the possibility of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi's involvement in terrorist acts in the country, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted by TRT 1 TV channel today.

Minister said that the recent events in Iraq show that the country's stability is under the threat.

The Iraqi authorities have issued a warrant to arrest Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi. Vice-President, professing Sunni Islam, was accused of heading a terrorist group, which killed employees of the foreign ministry, health ministry and the police.

The Sunni coalition "Al-Iraqiya", which won the parliamentary elections in 2010, supported the disgraced vice-president. Members of the government from the coalition boycot the meetings of the Cabinet of Ministers, by accusing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of usurpation of power.

The relations between Shiites and Sunnis intensified after the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein's regime and the occupation of the country by the U.S. Army in 2003. The parties often committed bloody attacks against each other.

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