| || || || Ankara was saddened by the low participation rates in the Iraqi poll, and that steps should be taken to address this imbalance, Foreign Ministry spokesman Namik Tan said during a regular press briefing. |
It was important to show Iraq, its people and the world that one does not get results with irregularities, Tan said
We do not believe that the results of the election will reflect real the representational proportions in the parliament, Tan said.
Tan also denied suggestions that Ankaras sensitivities over Kirkuk were interfering with the domestic affairs of Iraq.
As the closest neighbour to Iraq we feel the fire there with its all heat and we certainly have the right to be interested, he said.
When asked about what Ankara would do about Kirkuk, Tan said that the first thing was to see the results. He avoided saying what could come after that.