Turkey concerned by Iraqi violence

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Turkey's "most sincere desire" is for a sense of peace and stability to return to Iraq.
A new dictator takes Iraq to the brink

A new dictator takes Iraq to the brink

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The violent arrest in Iraq of leading Sunni Member of Parliament Ahmed al-Alwani marks yet another step in that country's rapid descent into sectarian anarchy and civil war.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Maliki's no partner for peace

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The author says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attempts to portray himself as a victim but he is a dictator with the blood of innocents on his hands.
HAMID YAZDAN PANAH, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iraq, Turkey work to make amends

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The Turkish government is committed to supporting Iraqi efforts to bring stability to a country plagued by violence, the Turkish president said.

Media crackdown in Iraq

BRUSSELS, May 3 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki seems determined to carve out a role for himself as Saddam Hussein's worthy successor.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iraqi leader calls for unity

BAGHDAD, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A Shiite lawmaker on a social affairs committee in Iraq said government leaders need to do more to prevent an escalation of sectarian violence.

Turkish opposition called to Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A leader from Turkey's main opposition party called on his counterparts in Ankara to ensure diplomatic efforts with Iraq are inclusive.

Iraq gets tough with Turkey over Kurds

BAGHDAD, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Iraqi government has stopped an airliner carrying Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz landing in Iraqi Kurdistan amid Baghdad's deepening rift with Ankara over its support Iraq's independence-minded Kurds.

4 guards of Iraq's fugitive VP get death

BAGHDAD, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- An Iraqi court sentenced to death several of fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi's guards for charges related to terrorism, an official said.

Iraq in deep trouble, Turkey says

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Turkish prime minister said his government was concerned about security in neighboring Iraq, saying the central government there is "deeply in trouble."

Maliki invited to Turkey party summit

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A Turkish diplomat confirmed that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was invited to attend a summit for Ankara's ruling Justice and Development Party.

U.S. monitoring Hashemi case

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it encouraged Baghdad to settle issues with Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi in a way that strengthened the country's stability.

Turkish, Iraqi ties sour

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Turkey is preparing an appropriate response to Iraq should the Baghdad government demand a recall of Turkey's counsel general, a government official said.

Turkey stands by Iraqi vice president

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A death sentence issued to fugitive Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi is "obviously" a politically motivated action, a Turkish diplomat said.

Hashemi says death sentence unjust

BAGHDAD, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Iraq's top Sunni politician, defying the death sentence handed to him, said he believes politics influenced the court's decision and he is innocent.
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Tariq al-Hashimi
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (L) and President Jalal.Talabani (2nd-L) hold a meeting in Baghdad, Iraq with Vice.Presidents Adil Abdul-Mahdi (2nd-R) Tariq al-Hashimi, (3rd-R) and the presidential council's secretary Nasir al-Ani (R) on July 15, 2007. The group met to discuss the political crisis the country is passing through as well as.the release of detainees who were not involved in crimes (UPI Photo)

Tariq al-Hashimi (Arabic: طارق الهاشمي‎; born 1942) is an Iraqi politician and (until May 2009) was general secretary of the Iraqi Islamic Party. Along with Adil Abdul Mahdi, he is a Vice President of Iraq in the government formed after the December 2005 elections. As a Sunni, he took the place of fellow Sunni politician Ghazi al-Yawar.

Tariq al Hashimi was born in 1942 in Baghdad, Iraq, into the Mashhadan tribe. From 1959 until 1962, he studied at a military academy. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from al Mustansiriyah University in 1969, and a master's in 1978. At the age of 33, he left the military and became active in the Iraqi Islamic Party, serving on its planning committee.

Hashimi's party represented the largest Sunni block in parliament after the 2005 election. Hashimi opposes federalism, wants oil revenues distributed based on population, de-Baathification reversed and more Sunnis in the new military and police.

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