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Turkish PM Davutoglu says Turkey respects Iraq's territorial integrity

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said only the legitimate Syrian opposition should be involved with negotiations over Syria

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday the Turkish military was in Iraq to ward off Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), reiterating that Ankara respects Iraqi territorial unity.

At a news conference following a meeting with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, Davutoglu said only the legitimate Syrian opposition should be involved with negotiations over Syria.

Davutoglu thanked Biden for visiting Cyprus, adding that the United States will have an important role in Cyprus peace talks.