On July 10, 2008, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a historic visit to Baghdad following up the visit of Iraqi president Jelal Talabani to Ankara in March. Both visits indicate growing cooperation between Turkey and Iraq, including the Regional Kurdish Administration in the North. Premier Erdogan publicly thanked the latter in Bagdad for its cooperation in the fight against terrorism, a gesture of rapprochement that will certainly ease the way Turkey deals with its own Kurdish question.
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