Iraqi President Fuat Masul received ITF President Erşat Salihi at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad. The ongoing administrative and security issues in Kirkuk and Tuzhurmatu were discussed at the meeting.
Salihi said that article 140 which eliminated the legal status and had no legislative bearing would further increase the problems in Kirkuk instead of resolving them. He added that the best resolution would be achieved with a joint administration in terms of administration, politics and security.
Salihi demanded that President Masum put pressure on Kurdish parties to stop the attacks costing innocent Turkmen lives in Tuzhurmatu.