September 28, 2017 / 10:48 AM / a year ago

Turkey will deal with Iraqi central government, PMs to meet soon - spokesman

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is determined to conduct its dealings in Iraq with the central government after the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum and the two countries’ prime ministers will meet soon, government spokesman Bekir Bozdag said on Thursday.

Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag addresses the Turkish Parliament during a debate in Ankara in this March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File

Bozdag, also a deputy prime minister, said in an interview with broadcaster TGRT that the Turkish armed forces’ training of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters had been terminated and that further steps would follow in response to the referendum.

Reporting by Ercan Gurses; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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