Turkish, Iraqi Leaders Sign Military Cooperation Agreement

ANKARA, Turkey, May 16 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkey and Iraq signed a mutually beneficial deal, to strengthen military and security cooperation, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Wednesday.

After meeting with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, Erdogan told reporters that, they agreed on fighting against terrorism, reconstruction works in Iraq and next steps to enhance cooperation between the two neighbours.

Erdogan said, the defence ministers and intelligence chiefs of the two countries will meet soon, to discuss further details of the agreements.

The two leaders also highlighted the repairing of an oil pipeline from northern Iraq to Turkey, which was damaged during the Daesh group’s presence in Iraq.

Turkish-Iraqi relations have recently gained new development with high-level visits. In Jan, Iraqi President, Barham Salih, visited Turkey and held talks with Erdogan, agreeing on enhancing cooperation in all fields.– NNN-ANADOLU