Turkish President Abdullah Gul received the new chair of the Iraqi Turkmen Front Arshad Salihi and an accompanying delegation in Ankara.
Speaking to reporters prior to his meeting with Salihi behind closed doors, President Gul said that Salihi was recently elected the chair of the Iraqi Turkmen Front and was a deputy from Kirkuk at the Iraqi Parliament.
All Iraqis are our brothers and sisters. We wish all Iraqis to have a prosperous and happy life. As Turkey, we are doing our utmost for Iraq’s unity and strength. Iraqi Turkmens play the role of a great bridge between Turkey and Iraq, Gul said.