BAGHDAD, Aug 6 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Vice President Khudayr Al-Khuzai on Monday
decried what he called flagrant intervention by Turkey in the domestic affairs
of Iraq, citing the recent visit by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
to the oil-rich region of Kirkuk, north Iraq, without coordination with the
federal government of Iraq.
"The Turkish behavior runs counter to all international diplomatic norms
and harms the neighborly ties between the two countries," Al-Khuzai said
during his meeting here with US acting ambassador to Iraq Robert Stephen
"The meeting focused on the latest political developments in Iraq and the
bilateral ties," according to a statement issued by Al-Khuzai's office.
On Friday the Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned Turkish Ambassador to Iraq to
hand him a protest note against Davutoglu's visit to Kirkuk last week. (end)
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