Iraqi PM: Turkey should swiftly withdraw their troops from Iraq

A statement issued by the Iraqi Prime Ministry says “Abadî told the Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu to act fast in withdrawing their soldiers from Iraq.”

Iraqi Prime Ministry issued a written statement on the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu’s Baghdad visit and said: “Turkish forces should hurry and withdraw Turkish troops from Iraqi territory.”

The statement on the details of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and Turkish Foreign Minister Çavuşoğlu’s meeting included the following: “Strengthening the relationship between Iraq and Turkey was discussed in the meeting. The situation in the region as well as the fight against ISIS were also discussed.”

The statement continued with: “In the meeting, Abadi stressed the importance of the speed with which Turkish troops will withdraw from Iraqi territory.”

In a visit to Baghdad yesterday, Çavuşoğlu met with Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Prime Minister Abadi, Parliament Chairperson Selim Cuburi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

Çavuşoğlu came to the meeting to discuss the “cancellation of the referendum” and “fight against Kurds”. The Turkish minister left Baghdad after these meetings and went to Hewlêr, where he met with KDP Leader Masoud Barzani and a PUK delegation.

Çavuşoğlu met with Komela Îslamiya Kurdistan and Tevgera Îslamiya Kurdistan parties today.