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Iraq disturbed by Erdogan’s remarks, describes it as interference in state’s affairs

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Iraqi Foreign Ministry expressed on Saturday, that it was surprised and disturbed by the comments of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calling Iraq a divided and collapsed country, while indicated that the Iraqi government is following a democratic system.

The spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Jamal, said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi Foreign Ministry is disturbed by the statements of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington; in which he described Iraq as a divided and collapsed country [ruled] by unfair regime.”

Jamal added, “The Iraqi government system is based on a balanced democratic basis that ensures the freedom of demonstration and expression.”


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