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Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said that his government will not accept PKK terrorists using Iraqi territory to attack Turkey.

Axar.az reports that, "We cannot accept the PKK's attacks against Turkey from our territory. Also, our constitution does not allow such actions," he said in a press statement late Tuesday.

Touching upon Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım's upcoming Iraq visit, he said: "We want to develop our diplomatic and economic relations with Turkey. We want to cooperate in security and other areas with Turkey, and all other countries."

Referring to the offensive against the IS terrorist group in Mosul, he said that the Iraqi army is making advances. "We need intelligence sharing from other countries to eradicate IS terror," he concluded.

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is planning to visit Iraq sometime later this week. The visit will be another indication for the end of the diplomatic crisis between the two countries that surfaced after the Iraqi government demanded that Turkey withdraw its troops from Bashiqa camp near Mosul, which is a base for the Turkish military to train the Peshmerga in their fight against Daesh terrorists.

Last Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held talks by phone with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. During their conversation, Erdoğan reportedly told al-Abadi that Yıldırım planned to visit Iraq sometime in January. He did not, however, provide an exact date for the prime minister's upcoming visit.

In recent months, the mission's presence in Mosul in northern Iraq has led to tension between Baghdad and Ankara amid calls by some Iraqi lawmakers for Turkish troops to withdraw. The relations have recently seen a thaw as the Iraqi premier stated that bilateral relations are "back on track" with Turkey

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2017.01.03 / 23:38
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