Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that his country will continue to cooperate with Iraq and to keep fighting against terror organisations, including the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), while speaking at a press conference alongside Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi in Ankara on Tuesday.
“There is no difference between the Daesh (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) slaughterers and the PKK murderers. They are both savage organisations which won’t hesitate to kill babies in their cradle,” Erdogan said.
“We will keep cooperating with Iraq in the battle against all terror organisations, primarily Daesh”, he stated.
Al-Abadi touched on the current economic issues facing Turkey, including the Turkish Lira’s rapid loss of value against the dollar, and said “we stand by Turkey in its current monetary crisis. With our mutual cooperation, we can overcome the many challenges facing our two countries, our peoples and the region as a whole.”
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