In Iraq, tensions between Kurdistan Regional Government and Bagdad have hospitalized Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
Reportedly, Talabani suffered a stroke and his conscious is open. The Press Office of the Iraqi Presidency issued a written statement, saying, â€œTalabani is suffering from a hardening of his arteries, but his condition is stable.â€
Turkish President Abdullah Gul issued a message, saying that if he wished, he could receive medical treatment in Turkey. Gul has sent his message via Turkeyâ€™s Ambassador in Bagdad Yunus Demirer and Iraqâ€™s Ambassador in Ankara Abdul Amir Kamil Abi Tabikh, who paid an official farewell visit to the Turkish President yesterday.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan also said, â€œWe have heard that President Jelal Talabani was seriously ill. As a result, we immediately told them that we could send them an air ambulance, if they requested.â€
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