Deputy Prime Minister receives Turkish Defense Minister and his accompanying delegation

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani, last Thursday received the Turkish Defence Minister, Ismet Yilmaz and his accompanying delegation in Erbil.

The situation in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and the fight against the Islamic State terrorist organisation, ISIS, were the main topics discussed in the meeting, which was also attended by KRG Minister of Peshmerga, Minister of Interior and government Spokesperson.

Mr. Yilmaz said that they conducted a field visit to the Peshmerga training centres in Soran district, adding that Turkey will further develop the training centres and that his government will continue to provide humanitarian and military assistance to the Kurdistan Region.

Turkish Defence Minister also pointed out that they look at the security of the Kurdistan Region the same way they look at their own security and consider the danger ISIS poses as a threat to Turkey as well.

Deputy Prime Minister Talabani expressed his gratitude to the Turkish government for its assistance, expressing his pleasure at the level of relations between both sides which has witnessed significant progress over the past few years.

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