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Turkey polishes Iraqi relations, champions Turkmen in politics

The Turkish foreign minister's recent visit to Baghdad and Erbil included a push for appointing Turkmens to Cabinet positions in Iraq.
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SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — In addition to discussing bilateral relations and an energy deal on his visit to Iraq April 28-29, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed the issue of Turkmen participation in the government.

Cavusoglu spoke of the importance of gaining Turkmen representation in both the still-forming Cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil and the Cabinet-influx of the central Iraqi government in Baghdad.

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