Erdogan accuses al-Maliki of trying to provoke a civil war in Iraq

Erdogan accuses al-Maliki of trying to provoke a civil war in Iraq

08:49:  21 / 11/2012

Khandan – accused Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of trying “to provoke a civil war in Iraq.” Erdogan said to reporters before leaving for Pakistan Wednesday 21 \ 11 \ 2012, “(Iraqi) regime wants direction situation towards civil war “. “We were afraid always the possibility that cause war sectarian, and fears began at this time realized gradually.” and across Erdogan also expressed “concern” about “possible conflict on oil” in Iraq. strained relations between Baghdad and Ankara due to Turkey’s refusal to delivered Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, sentenced to death in absentia. protested Baghdad officially in August to visit the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Kirkuk. ruled out Iraqi cabinet company Turkish National Oil and Gas (TPAO) of a contract for oil exploration in the south in early November. (AFP)

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