Turkey, Iraq to deepen cooperation on security issues

Turkey, Iraq come to decision to strengthen cooperation on issues regarding security, fighting against DAESH Turkish Prime Ministry announced

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Intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan and Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu visited Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi on Dec. 10,2015.

Turkish Prime Ministry announced on Friday that a decision had been made to deepen cooperation with the Iraqi government regarding security issues and to reorganise the Turkish troops on Iraqi soil by paying regard to Baghdad administration’s concerns.

The statement came after Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu and Intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan paid a visit to Iraq on Thursday to discuss the recent developments with Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al Abadi.

The statement said "we emphasized our appreciation to Iraq's sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

“We also expressed our determination to maintain its support for Iraqi government in their fight against DEASH terrorist organisation,” it added.

Prime Ministry also said that the Turkish troops who have been deployed at the Bashiqa camp near Iraq’s Mosul in order to train Iraqi forces against the threat of DAESH would be reorganized taking Iraqi government’s sensitivities into consideration.

TRTWorld, AA