Ankara, Tehran support Iraq’s stabilityy
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Ankara and Tehran support Iraq's stability, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at joint press-conference with his Iran's counterpart in Tehran, TRT Haber TV channel reported Dec. 17.
He said that the sides will also support the growth of Iraq's economy.
"The Syrian crisis and methods of combating "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist organization were also discussed during the meeting," he said.
"The two sides have differences in connection with the settlement of the Syrian crisis, but it will not prevent strengthening the fight against the IS militants," he said.
Cavusoglu is on a one-day visit to Tehran. This is his first visit to the country as the Turkish foreign minister.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria between the armed opposition and the government forces, the IS penetrated the country in 2013. The organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared 'a holy war' against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.
Strengthening of the IS in Syria allowed it to return to Iraq, deploying military actions against government forces there.
In late June of 2014, the IS announced about the creation of the 'Islamic Caliphate' on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. In turn, Iraqi authorities asked the international community for help in fighting the IS.
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