Turkey to al-Maliki: deal with the situation in Iraq before the intervention in the affairs of others

Turkey respond strongly to al-Maliki: dealt with the situation in Iraq before the intervention in the affairs of others

Published 24/11/2012 07:01 AM

Ankara – j. B. A
She and the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Friday strongly rejected statements by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and a trend towards civil war in Turkey and interference in regional affairs, calling for al-Maliki to move away from policies that aggravate tensions in Iraq.
The ministry issued a statement in response to Maliki’s comments, which he called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to interfere in the internal affairs of Iraq, and to interest in addressing the situation of internal Turkey expressed concern «trend towards civil war on sectarian and national backgrounds.

Erdogan had accused the previous statements by al-Maliki to push Iraq toward civil war, and of shirking conventions Turkish – Iraqi.

The statement said Maliki’s remarks «show that Iraqi Prime Minister confuses the situation in Iraq with what is going on in Turkey and has relevance.

The «strongly reject the misuse of our Prime Minister’s remarks as a basis to launch unfounded allegations about our country.

The ministry said that the Iraqi Prime Minister to listen to the concerns of Iraqi political parties and stop policies that would escalate tensions in his country. The approach represents all segments of the Iraqi people, and attention to the advice given in this context rather than evoke imaginary assumptions about the aspirations of the Turkish people.

The Kurdish leader was earlier disclosed that Erdogan told the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq Nechirvan Barzani during his participation in the economic conference held in Istanbul last week that Maliki a third term would not be impossible, but this is a decision Turkish – Iranian – American.

The visit by the Turkish delegation headed by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu months ago to Arbil and Kirkuk Kurdistan Iraq, has provoked an angry reaction in Baghdad, which was considered illegal, «because the delegation did not get visas to Iraq from the Iraqi government», while authorities said Turkish visas granted from the Iraqi embassy in Turkey.