Turkish delegation holds talks with ıraqi preisdent Talabani
A Turkish delegation led by Turkey's Special Envoy to Iraq Murat Ozcelik over the weekend spoke in Baghdad with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani about President Abdullah Gul's upcoming visit. They also spoke about the recent Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) agreement between Iraq and the US. Ozcelik reportedly said that Turkey supports the pact, set to boost Iraq's sovereignty and independence. For his part, Talabani expressed his pleasure at Gul's upcoming visit, stating, "This visit will help boost bilateral ties between our two countries, which is important for reestablishing our economy and political process. Both countries will benefit greatly from this cooperation." Talabani also spoke about conditions in Iraq and talks in Parliament on the SOFA pact.