Political Since 2017-04-20 at 22:37 (Baghdad time)
Baghdad Mawazine News
The former Minister of Transport and leader of the Supreme Islamic Council Baqir Jar Zubaidi that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish and Turkish society, society and political, and today attacks the popular crowd, while calling on the Iraqi government to sever relations with Turkey until the withdrawal of its troops from northern Iraq
"Erdogan has divided the Turkish people socially and politically," Zubaidi said in a post on his official Facebook page.
"Today he is interfering in Iraqi affairs and talking about Shiites, Sunnis and Turkmen and attacking the popular crowd that saved Iraq's unity and the Baghdad fever from falling."
"Erdogan remains committed to his military and security presence in Baasika, 1,200 km deep inside Iraqi territory," Zubaidi said.
"We condemn and condemn the blatant interference of Erdogan in Iraqi affairs, and we call on the government to cut off economic relations with Turkey until the end of its occupation of Iraqi cities and villages in northern Iraq," Zubaidi said.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday, surprised by the remarks of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the right of popular mobilization, calling on neighboring and friendly countries not to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs.
"We are surprised by the statement of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the body of popular mobilization, which is an internal Iraqi affair should not interfere with him," Abadi said in a statement. "The body is an Iraqi national formation launched in response to the fatwa The supreme religious leader Sayyed Ali al-Sistani, who has contributed to the Iraqi forces to liberate the territories and to win victories over gangs that support terrorism. "
"Iraq is a sovereign state and the law of popular mobilization has made it a force of the Iraqi state and under its control. This force owes allegiance to Iraq and its people and not to any other country and follows the orders of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces."
On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the popular rally as a "terrorist organization", revealing a date for a close meeting with the US president to discuss Iraq and Syria.
Earlier on Thursday, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad for comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the popular crowd and handed him an official protest note.
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