Turkish President Abdullah Gul said Tuesday he welcomed Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's remarks regarding the terror organization PKK, but added it was necessary to wait for tangible results. He also said he planned to visit Iraq in January. (UPDATED)
Talabani, himself a Kurd, said Monday he was hopeful that the PKK would lay down arms against
"The main aim for me, Barzani (the leader of Kurdish regional administration in northern
The Turkish president also said he would visit the neighboring country in January. Gul had canceled a previously planned visit to
The security issues, in particular the fight against the PKK, would be discussed during Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Ankara visit on Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Mgalobishvili.