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Turkish PM Yildirim visits Iraq to mend relations

Sun Jan 08 01:41:21 EST 2017 | Al Jazeera
Turkey's Prime Minister has arrived in Erbil on the second leg of a trip to Iraq aimed at bolstering Ankara's role in the fight against ISIL. Binali Yildirim's meeting on Sunday with the head of Iraq's Kurdish region Massoud Barzani follows a meeting on Saturday with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad aimed at overcoming differences between the two countries over Iraq's role in the battle to take Mosul from ISIL. Yildirim is hoping his meeting with Barzani will enhance ties between Turkey and the ..

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Turkey's Prime Minister has arrived in Erbil on the second leg of a trip to Iraq aimed at bolstering Ankara's role in the fight against ISIL. Binali Yildirim's meeting on Sunday wi..
An uneasy meeting. The Turkish Prime Minister meeting his Iraqi counterpart Saturday. Binali Yildirim travelled to Iraq to see Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi... at the start ..
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