Barzani: "We're eager to work with Turkey to seek increased peace and prosperity in the region"
Writing in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal, Massoud Barzani, the leader of the regional administration in northern Iraq, called his meeting last month with Turkey's Special Envoy to Iraq Murat Ozcelik a "historic and positive development" towards improved relations with Turkey. Calling for more such meetings, Barzani wrote in an opinion piece, "We are eager to work with Turkey to seek increased peace and prosperity in the region." He added, "Regional stability cannot come from resolving internal disputes alone. That is why expanding and deepening our ties with Turkey is my top priority."