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Turkey, U.S. Push For End To Political Deadlock In Iraq

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
Turkey's foreign minister today called on Iraq to form a government, while U.S. President Barack Obama expressed impatience over the country's political deadlock in comments made during the U.S. leader's visit to India.

Ahmet Davutoglu, who is visiting Iraq, told reporters that he will consult with Iraqi politicians in a bid to end months of political infighting.

Iraq held inconclusive parliamentary elections in March and has not had a working government since.

Meanwhile, Obama told students in Mumbai that Iraq's government is "taking way too long to get formed, and that is a source of frustration to us and to the Iraqi people."

compiled from agency reports