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Iraqi Kurdish Leader Visits Turkey

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (right) with Iraqi Kurdish Regional President Massoud Barzani before their meeting in Istanbul.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has begun a two-day visit to Turkey.

Turkey's fight against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq were top of the agenda of his talks in Istanbul on November 3 with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Barzani's visit comes two weeks after Kurdish guerrillas killed 24 Turkish soldiers in attacks on military posts in southeastern Turkey.

Kurdish separatists have recently stepped up their attacks in the area, killing more than 50 Turkish security personnel since July.