Iraqi sheikh appeals Turkish PM for help
BAGHDAD - Anatolia News Agency
AA PhotoAn Iraqi sheikh in the Ramadi district of Anbar province appealed to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today for help as he was giving khutbah during Friday prayers.
“Erdoğan, you should be with us in our hard days. We are on the same side and an inseparable whole with you. Our case and foe is common. You should see us,” Sheikh Abdulmunim al-Badrani said referring to the political instability in the country.
The Sunni provinces of Iraq have seen widespread protests since December as sectarian tensions have mounted in Iraq. Sunnis complain of official discrimination against them and the arrests of Sunni Finance Minister Rafaie al-Esawi’s bodyguards in December stroked already high tension.