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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:05 AM
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Iraq's al-Sadr visits Turkey
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Source: al Jazeera

Muqtada al-Sadr, a prominent Iraqi Shia leader, has held talks with Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, on the situation in Iraq, a government official has said.

Al-Sadr was believed to have been in Iran before his trip to Ankara, the Turkish capital, on Friday.

A Turkish foreign ministry official said: "The political process is increasingly normalised in Iraq ... is here for political consultations with the Turkish authorities on these matters."

Al-Sadr also met Abdullah Gul, the Turkish president, in the presence of Murat Ozcelik, Turkey's special envoy to Iraq.

Read more: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/05/200951...
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