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President Barzani meets Turkish leaders

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) -  Kurdistan Region President, Masoud Barzani, arrived Turkey on an official visit to meet a number of Turkish senior officials.

On Tuesday President Barzani met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim.

He is accompanied by Kurdistan Regional Government Spokesperson, Safeen Dizayee and Kurdistan Region President’s Chief of Staff, Dr. Fuad Hussein.

In a statement to the KRG website, Mr. Dizayee said the aim of the visit is to exchange views on the latest developments in the region.

The war against Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, the anticipated operation of Mosul liberation, and the internal situation in the Kurdistan Region were discussed in the meetings.

Mr. Dizayee said that the two sides stressed the development of relations between Kurdistan Region and Turkey.

Today, President Barzani is due to meet the Speaker of the Turkish parliament and a number of members of parliament, including Kurdish parliamentarians.

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