Turkish Prime Minister’s Visit To Baghdad Postponed

BAGHDAD / The visit of Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim has been postponed to next Saturday at the request of Turkey.

An official source told the National Iraqi News / that "Turkey had informed the Iraqi side to postpone Yildirim's visit to next Saturday, without giving reasons.

The Turkish Prime Minister was scheduled to visit Baghdad on Thursday for two days along with his visit to the province of Erbil.

Yildirim will meet, during his visit, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to discuss the latest developments of the military situation in the fight against Daesh on Mosul's front and the ongoing events in the region and bilateral relations.

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi discussed, several days ago by telephone, bilateral relations between the two countries, and stressed the need to continue to work together to confront all terrorist organizations, and not to allow terrorism to destabilize the region.

They also discussed the visit, which will be conducted, by Yildirim to the capital, Baghdad, and made it clear that it will be an important opportunity to exchange views and promote bilateral relations .

Source: National Iraqi News Agency