Davutoglu & Barzani met in Davos
25- 1- 2014 – BASNEWS – Turkey Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held talks with Iraq’s Kurdistan Region’s President Massoud Barzani on Thursday, largely discussing the latest situation in Iraq and Syria as well economic relations between Ankara and Erbil, Zaman daily said in a report.
Closed to the press, Davutoglu and Barzani exchanged views in the meeting on the latest attacks in Iraq and the Geneva II international peace conference for Syria on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. – According to sources, the latest series of bomb attacks in Iraq was on the agenda of the meeting between the Turkish minister and the Iraqi Kurdish leader. Davutoglu reiterated Turkey’s condemnation of the latest attacks in the neighboring country while Barzani, for his part, stressed the necessity of ending the political crisis in Iraq, saying the country is facing a serious terrorism threat, according to reports. – Turkey’s energy deals with the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq were also one of the main topics discussed during the meeting between Davutoglu and Barzani. – Turkey’s alliance with the KRG is based on Barzani’s support for a peace process launched by the Turkish government to end a decades-old Kurdish conflict, as well as energy cooperation.