Maliki refuses to deal with the Kurdistan region of Turkey as an “independent state”

Maliki refuses to deal with the Kurdistan region of Turkey as an “independent state”

12/08/2012

Palm – Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in a television interview Saturday, deal Turkey with Kurdistan region of Iraq as an “independent state” and accused it of interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs, stressing that the Turkish role in the region is important but it must be away from the policy interventions in the affairs of other countries .

Maliki said in an interview with “news” Turkish Saturday, that “it is recorded on the issues that Turkey is dealing with the region and there an independent state and it is unacceptable for us.”

The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in his August 2, the current (2012) visit to Kirkuk, Arbil, and coming from it without taking prior approval from the Iraqi authorities of the Federal, which caused a deepening of tensions witnessed by the diplomatic relations between the two neighbors.

Maliki stressed that Turkey “if you have the desire to establish good relations must be its relations with the region through the gate of Iraq, especially since Iraq has the desire to solve all the problems.”

From his part, the media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Ali al-Moussawi said in a statement today, “said hitherto is the policy of intervention in the affairs of others,” he said, adding that “this policy does not only bring problems and instability of the region and the state adopted by itself,” in reference to Turkey .

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry strongly condemned, visit Ihsanoglu of Kirkuk Thursday 2 August 2012 that intent coming from the city of Erbil on an official visit, and while confirming that the visit was without recourse to the official and diplomatic channels, considered the visit a violation does not become the state of a neighbor, and a “blatant interference affairs Iraq’s internal “, and called the next day (3 August) the Chargé d’affaires in Iraq, the Turkish born Sapphire and told him the Iraqi government strong protest the visit of Turkish Foreign Minister to Kirkuk without the knowledge of the federal government and the approval of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.

Received Turkish Foreign Ministry, on 4 Aug. (2012), calls the Iraqi Ambassador Abdul Amir Abu cooking and informed him of protest Ankara on statements made by Iraqi officials on a visit Ahmed Davutoglu of Kirkuk, calling on Baghdad to “exercise caution” in their statements, and asserting that Ihsanoglu made the visit a transparent manner and away from any hidden agenda with regard to relations with Iraq.

And A visit Ihsanoglu of Iraq reactions where the group has accused the scholars of Iraq, on August 3 this Turkey of seeking to split the unity of the Iraqi National Congress, saying foreign minister’s visit to Kirkuk, “a departure traveled on international norms and laws,” he hinted MP for the coalition of state law on Alfalh, in the same day that Iraq “will examine the many options, including the economic side to deal with Ankara,” while the MP from the State of Law coalition Yassin Majeed visit in “very serious” on the sovereignty and unity of Iraq.

The relations between Iraq and Turkey is witnessing significant tension since several months, the greater the intensity in the recent period, especially after export of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq’s oil to Turkey without the consent of the central government, where he announced the Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, in (July 13, 2012) that Turkey started to import between 5 and 10 trucks per day of crude from northern Iraq, indicating that these quantities may increase to between 100 and 200 trucks per day, while he noted that Turkey is in talks as well as with the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq on direct sales of natural gas to Turkey.

And caused the issue of Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi accused of “terrorism” and to resort to Turkey escalating crisis between the parties, culminating in the granting of permanent residence Hashemi on its territory, after a series of accusations between the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Iraqi counterpart Nuri al-Maliki.

And carried the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers of the Iraqi (July 15, 2012), Iraqi political figures responsible for worsening relations with Turkey, while expressed their rejection of attempts to “sectarianism and nationalism,” which aims to outside interference in Iraqi affairs, regarded officials’ statements Turks “unacceptable interference”.

And witnessing the border areas of Iraq with Turkey since 2007, artillery attacks and raids of the war planes of Turkey under the pretext of striking elements of the PKK, who is in those areas for more than 25 years, while implementing the party military operations within the Turkish territory against the Turkish army, most recently in (February 9 2012), as adopted killed 43 Turkish soldiers in the military targeting of ten sites within the territory of Turkey, also carried out numerous attacks on the pipeline connecting the oil fields of Kirkuk and the northern Turkish port of Ceyhan in the most recent (April 4, 2012).
Source: nakhelnews