Turkey, regional Kurdish government in Iraq seek economic integration.

By bne IntelliNews June 4, 2010
Foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu says after a meeting with the leader of the regional Kurdish government in northern Iraq, Massoud Barzani, that Turkey and the Iraqi Kurds decided to improve ties through economic integration. Some Turkish banks, such as Ziraat Bankasi and Is Bankasi will open branches in and Turkish Airlines will launch flights to Arbil in northern Iraq. Barzani also met with PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Jun 3 when the two discussed security issues, especially the joint measures against the terrorist organisation PKK. Reportedly, Barzani told Erdogan that the Iraqi Kurds are ready support Turkey in its fight against the PKK.

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