Trend News Agency quotes Vice President and Rafik Hariri Center Director Francis Ricciardone on tensions between Turkey and Iraq, and why they should focus on defeating their common enemy, ISIS:

Turkey and Iraq today would be better dealing with a common enemy, the IS (aka ISIL, ISIS or Daesh), rather than going towards military confrontation with each other, Francis Ricciardone, Atlantic Council Vice President and the Director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East believes.

“It seems to me they should both be on the same side, facing a common enemy in ISIS,” Ricciardone, who is also the ex-US Ambassador to Turkey, told Trend.

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