BAGHDAD DENIES VISA TO MHP LEADER Devlet Bahçeli FOR KIRKUK VISITAugust 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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BAGHDAD DENIES VISA TO MHP LEADER FOR KIRKUK VISIT
The Iraqi central government has refused to issue a visa to Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli for his scheduled visit to Kirkuk.
Mr. Bahçeli was planning to celebrate the Ramadan Festival with the Turkmens living in the region.
For the visit, MHP officials applied for a visa to the central Iraqi government after they had planned the Bahçeli travel.
However, the Iraqi government approached the demand of Bahçeli negatively and has denied to issue a visa for his travel to Mousul and Kirkuk
.Previously, Turkey had issued a diplomatic note to Baghdad and Irbil to request the administrations provide the leader’s safety during his visit.
Devlet Bahçeli is expected to make a statement regarding the development.