Turkey's Foreign Affairs Ministry summoned Iraq's Charge d'Affaires Sudat Hıdır on Tuesday a day after Baghdad summoned Turkey's ambassador in order to relay the message that Turkey "vehemently rejects" Maliki's accusations.
The message that Turkey has no intentions of meddling in Iraq's internal affairs now and has never had such intentions, therefore this attempt at misrepresentation is unacceptable was relayed to Sudat Hıdır.
In addition Hıdır was told that peace and stability in Iraq is an issue of priority due to its direct effects on Turkey and that the Iraqi public and the Turkish public are brothers. It was also expressed that Turkey is especially against sectarian or ethnicity based discrimination.
Maliki's statement that Turkey was turning into a 'hostile state in the region' was contested by reminding of the recent signing ceremony attended by Maliki held for the signing of 48 different contracts between Ankara and
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