Hashimi meeting with Erdogan

Iraq's fugitive vice president was in Turkey on Tuesday, his third stop in what he says is an official visit to regional countries that risks complicating Baghdad's relations with its neighbors and he is expected to have talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Today's Zaman reported. A statement issued late Monday by the […]

The Journal of Turkish Weekly reports:

Iraq's fugitive vice president was in Turkey on Tuesday, his third stop in what he says is an official visit to regional countries that risks complicating Baghdad's relations with its neighbors and he is expected to have talks with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Today's Zaman reported.

A statement issued late Monday by the office of Tariq al-Hashemi, the top Sunni official in Iraq's Shiite-dominated government, said he arrived in İstanbul and plans to meet Erdoğan to discuss developments in the region.