Haider Ali Jawad - 11/04/2013 - 11:51 p
Comes the visit of Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government to Ankara at a time when relations Erbil with Turkey, the height of the stage, but also at a time when Baghdad its Almtoddh to Turkey and repair strained relations between them, according to what she said daily Kurdish روداو.
The newspaper issued in Erbil that Nechirvan Barzani met in Ankara with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Sources to روداو that the Kurdish delegation held talks with senior Turkish officials on energy, economy and trade and diplomatic relations and the situation in Syria and the peace process run by Ankara with the Kurds.
Dr. Osman Ali, a professor at Salahaddin University and an expert on Turkish politics, it is believed that Barzani's visit this task in their historical context.
Osman said, "before the advent of Erdogan's party, the Justice and Development Party to power, struck Baghdad and Ankara, 27 Convention and 34 برتوكولا, of working together to suppress the national aspirations of the Kurds and the Turkish military has carried out 87 military operations in the Kurdistan region."
The newspaper said the Kurdish delegation to Ankara includes many officials, including Minister of Natural Resources Ashti Hawrami. And Hawrami announced plans to create a new pipeline connecting Kurdistan gas and oil to Turkey and the global market.
Osman believes that Barzani's visit is of particular importance in the light of the growing rapprochement between Ankara and Baghdad.
He said, "I do not think that the convergence of Baghdad Ankara will have a negative impact on the relations of Arbil, Ankara, but Barzani's visit was crucial to secure Turkish Kurdish bilateral relations."
Osman felt that "Turkey wants to invest up to $ 50 billion in Kurdistan in the next ten years."
The paper says that the Kurds strongly divided over Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria since the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1919. Historically, the governments of these countries worked together to ensure the survival of the power of the Kurds and their aspirations to govern themselves strangled.
On the reason for directing Erdogan's invitation to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Osman said she came because of the war in Syria. Osman believes that "Erdogan feel alone now, especially after the United States refused to carry out military strikes against Damascus. Now, Turkey needs to make a conversion in the policy and that made her friends in the region."
According to Osman believes that the economy and investment are the other two factors Erdogan's push toward Baghdad. He said that the Turkish investments in Iraq has shrunk by about largely due to the deterioration of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He added that "Turkey wants to maintain a balance in the interests of Kurdistan and Iraq."
The newspaper said that in the era of the rule of Erdogan, Ankara began peace negotiations with the Elbe Ke Ke, the PKK, for an end to three decades of conflict in Turkey. On September 30 of last year, Erdogan announced a package of reforms to address the Kurdish issue, such as the expansion of cultural rights, and education in Kurdish in private schools, and conduct election campaigns in the mother tongue and lower electoral threshold for parliamentary seats.
Osman felt that "to Turkey, to become a regional power, to solve the Kurdish issue and Turkey now operate from this angle," he said, adding that meet all the demands of the Kurds and takes time from Ankara because of public opinion and the ultra-nationalist forces in Turkey.
Osman also noted that the relations between the Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu is very strong, because of Barzani's role as a mediator between the Elbe Ke Ke and Ankara in the peace process. He predicted that Barzani will continue his role as mediator, and expressed his belief that Ankara in need of this
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