Arbil, March 12 / March (AKnews) - The leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi, said that Turkey intervene in the internal affairs of Iraq, but Iran is interfering, according to the Turkish terminal newsworthy.
It quoted the (CNN) Turkish Allawi, who paid a visit to Turkey where he met with officials from the Turks in the fifth month, in an interview as saying "I know that Turkey is concerned about the future of the region and Iraq."
And raised fears of renewed sectarian conflict in Iraq since U.S. forces withdrew in December since the issuance of an arrest warrant for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi claiming he runs death squads.
Regarding the accusations made by the Maliki government to intervene in the affairs of Turkey, Iraq, Allawi said, "to accuse Turkey of interfering in Iraq that they bend to the charges of meddling in the affairs of Iraq and hurt him."
He said Allawi, saying, "Unfortunately, that Iran is supporting the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki intervene in the affairs of Iraq," adding that "the Iraqi List, has announced its position clearly about the subject."
Iraq summoned the Turkish ambassador in Baghdad earlier this year to complain about statements by some officials in Turkey, which he said would be tantamount to interference in its internal affairs.
He did not specify what the Iraqis are angered by statements by the Turkish complaint but apparently stems from remarks made by Erdogan, who said that if he was sparked conflict between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, it has ravaged the entire Muslim world.
Turkey is seeking the mainly Sunni population, but is officially a secular to play a larger diplomatic role in the Middle East, supported by the growing strength of the economy as the sixteenth in the world.
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