Agence France-PresseMay 5, 2013 09:45
Acting defence minister Saadun al-Dulaimi on Sunday accused Turkey of controlling Sunni anti-government protests in Shiite-majority Iraq, saying the demonstrations are a haven for "terrorists and killers."
"There are foreign agendas controlling these sites," Dulaimi said of the protests.
"It is like Anbar, or Mosul or Samarra are part of the Ottoman Empire," he said, referring to Sunni areas in Iraq.
Areas of what is now Iraq were part of the Ottoman Empire, which was governed from Istanbul in what is now Turkey, before the empire's dissolution after World War I.