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Turkish foreign minister to visit Iraq Thursday

AP , Wednesday 8 Jan 2020
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Turkey's foreign minister will visit Iraq on Thursday as part of diplomatic efforts to ``alleviate the escalated tension`` in the region, a ministry statement said.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also spoke with his Iranian counterpart Wednesday after Iran fired more than 20 missiles overnight at bases in Iraq used by U.S. troops in retaliation for the U.S. killing of Iran's top military commander last week in Baghdad.

Turkey has called for calm and expressed concern about regional security after the U.S. drone strike. Turkey shares a border with Iran and Iraq and is engaged militarily in northern Iraq against Kurdish militants.

 

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