Turkey, Iraq agree to act in concert against ISIL threat
The Turkish and Iraqi prime ministers agreed to make joint anti-terrorism efforts to restore regional peace and stability through more frequent consultations and open sharing of all security matters, they announced at a press conference on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reported.
"I do not differentiate the stability, peace or tranquility of Iraq from that of Turkey," Turkish Premier Ahmet Davutoglu told the joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Haidar al-Abadi in Baghdad.
He was speaking following a private meeting and a subsequent inter-delegational meeting with Abadi at the Governmental Palace, as part of his two-day visit to the southern neighbor country for official talks.
The threat from the terrorist group ISIL, relevant anti-terrorism efforts, bilateral relations along with cooperation in energy and trade top the agenda of Davutoglu's talks with the Iraqi central government and the Kurdish regional government.
"The groups threatening Iraq also pose a threat for Turkey. Turkey has a clear-cut attitude towards all kinds of terror, either ISIL or PKK or those in other forms," he said.