Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday received Masrour Barzani, the prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in the capital Ankara. 

Erdogan hosted the visiting official at the presidential complex in a closed-door meeting for an hour.

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and National Intelligence Organization (MIT) head Hakan Fidan were also in attendance at the meeting.

Earlier Thursday, following his meeting with Cavusoglu, Barzani said the KRG opposed the presence of the PKK terror group in Sinjar and other parts of Iraq.

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