Maliki and Erdogan Phone Argument over Iraqi Standoff

Stop Fundamentalism – Baghdad Television reported about an argument between Nouri al-Maliki and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the phone about Iraq’s political crisis today.

A source told Baghdad TV today that a phone conversation between the two country’s prime ministers went soure when Erdogan tried to talk to Maliki about Tareq al-Hashimi’s terror allegations and the way he treats his Deputy Prime Minister, Saleh Al-Mutlaq, both Sunni Muslims from Iraqi bloc.

The source said that Maliki responded furiously to Erdogan saying he should mind his own business and not interfere with Iraqi internal affairs. 

A Turkish news paper also says has access to the text of the conversation and say’s Erdogan told Maliki that suspicion against his partners will turn them into enemies and will have negative effect on democratic process.