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President Gul receives Barzani

Turkish president receives head of regional administration in Iraq's north

20.04.2012
President Gul receives Barzani

ANKARA

Turkish President Abdullah Gul received Massoud Barzani, head of the regional Kurdish administration in Iraq's north, and an accompanying delegation at Cankaya Presidential Residence in capital Ankara on Friday.
The meeting was closed to press.
On Thursday, Barzani met Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and they discussed bilateral relations, regional developments and fight against terrorism. National Intelligence Agency (MIT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan also participated in Erdogan-Barzani meeting.
According to the newspapers, Erdogan told Barzani that they had parallel approaches against PKK terrorist organization. 
Barzani visited Turkey ahead of the Kurdish conference which will take place in June. During the conference, Barzani is expected to call on PKK to lay down arms. 

Turkish fm meets Barzani

Ahmet Davutoglu and Masoud Barzani discussed more efficient fight against the terrorist organization PKK and economic cooperation during the two-and-a-half-hour meeting in Ankara.

Barzani says PKK to endure results if it maintains armed struggle

The head of the regional Kurdish administration in north of Iraq said on Friday that the terrorist organization PKK would have to endure the results if it continued its armed struggle.
Masoud Barzani said no one could reach nowhere with weapons from now on, and PKK would have to endure the results if it continued armed struggle from now on.
"I will not let PKK to prevail in the Iraqi Kurdistan," Barzani told reporters in Ankara.

PKK and BDP should extend support to Turkish government's democratic move, says Barzani

Barzani also said, "PKK and Turkey's Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) should extend more support to the Turkish government's democratic move".
Asked about the situation of Kurds in Syria, Barzani indicated that "in general, we are with the people of Syria and on their side".

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