Erdogan, Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani discuss fight against militants

File photo of Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani addressing the members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party, the AKP, in Ankara. (AP)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday discussed strategy in fighting Islamic State and Kurdish PKK militants with visiting Iraqi Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, sources at Erdogan's office said.

They said Erdogan and Barzani also addressed necessary steps to shut down schools and institutions in Iraqi Kurdistan affiliated with Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Islamic cleric whom Turkey blames for last month’s failed military coup.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48