The psychological obstacles between the Turkey and Kurdish administrations have been removed, president of the autonomous Kurdish administration of northern Iraq Massoud Barzani told in a party meeting.
The Kurdish administration wanted to have good relations with its neighboring countries, but the bilateral relations were damaged because of the internal conflicts in some countries, Barzani told in Iraqi Kurdistan Democrat Party (KDP) meeting, the official website of the KDP reported on Wednesday.
"The psychological obstacles between us have been removed, we are expecting new steps to be taken," he said, referring to last week's meeting between a Turkish delegation and Iraqi officials in
A Turkish delegation, headed by the Turkish Prime Ministry's chief adviser, Ahmet Davutoglu, last week met Iraqi President Talabani, Prime Minister of the Kurdish administration, Barzani and high ranking officials from the Iraqi government and Kurdish administration to handle the issues that caused tension in relations recently.
Barzani also said that
In February, Turkish forces conducted a week-long ground offensive against PKK hideouts in the region, drawing protests from Iraqi Kurds and
Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said on Monday
Since mid-December, Turkish warplanes have bombed PKK positions in northern
The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by