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Turkish leader visits Iraq to mend frayed relations - SFGate

Sat Jan 07 13:01:36 EST 2017 | SFgate
BAGHDAD — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim commenced a two-day visit to Iraq on Saturday, the first since the two governments quarreled over the presence of unauthorized Turkish troops in northern Iraq, straining relations between the two neighbors fighting the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, Iraqi government troops made fresh progress in their push against Islamic State inside the northern city of Mosul, dislodging militants from new areas and reaching the nearest point to the Tigris rive..

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BAGHDAD —  Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in Baghdad Saturday for a two-day visit, according to a report on Iraqi state TV. It’s the first such visit since the..
BAGHDAD — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim commenced a two-day visit to Iraq on Saturday, the first since the two governments quarreled over the presence of unauthorized Turk..
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim arrived in Baghdad on Saturday for a two-day visit, according to a report on Iraqi state TV. It’s the first such visit since t..