Iraqi VP to meet Erdoğan
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsFugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi will meet Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey, to discuss developments in the region, a statement issued late April 9 by al-Hashemi’s office said.
Al-Hashemi flew to Turkey on April 9, his third stop in what he has called “official visits” to regional countries. Erdoğan said he had come to Turkey to receive treatment for his illness, according to Anatolia news agency. Al-Hashemi is sought by Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government on terror charges for allegedly running death squads against Shiite pilgrims, government officials and security forces. He previously visited Qatar and Saudi Arabia.