May 15, 2012

Iraqi Turkmen: Turkmen Leader Meets With Turkish Officials

Leader of the Iraqi Turkmen Front Esad Salihi met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara to discuss the latest developments of the situation in Iraq.

Below is an article published by the Turkish Weekly:

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday met with Esad Salihi, leader of the Iraqi Turkmen Front, in the Turkish capital, Ankara. 

The meeting was held closed to the news media as Turkish diplomatic sources said that Davutoglu and Salihi discussed latest developments in Iraq. 

Sources cited Davutoglu as telling Salihi that Turkey rejected any discrimination on ethnic and sectarian lines in Iraq and in the region and that Turkey would continue to talk with all groups in Iraq. 

Sources also said Davutoglu discussed with Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi in a meeting earlier today latest developments in Iraq and exchanged views over the situation in the Middle East. 

Sources said in a separate meeting on Tuesday with Ali Tarhouni, leader of the Libyan Center Party, Davutoglu reiterated Turkey's continued support to Libya's transformation and development process.