NO:122 -;29 August 2007, Press Release Regarding the Communiqué Released Jointly by the Iraqi Leaders;(Unofficial Translation)


Turkey considers the communiqué released jointly by the Iraqi leaders on the 26th of August, 2007 in Baghdad, as a step forward, within the context of national reconciliation and political dialogue process in Iraq.

Turkey’s previous contributions to the stability in Iraq is well known. The recent fruitful consultations conducted first with Prime Minister Maliki on the 7-8 August 2007 and then with Vice President Hashimi on the 23-24 August 2007 in Ankara should be regarded within this framework.

Turkey, in close cooperation with the Iraqi leaders, will continue to contribute to national reconciliation process in Iraq aimed at bringing stability, peace and prosperity to this friendly and neighbourly country.