Iraqi President Talabani in intensive care after a stroke

Kurdish leader and Iraq’s president Jalal Talabani, 79, was hospitalized with a stroke Tuesday. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered to send a medical plane to bring him over as doctors in Baghdad Medical City hospital fought to stabilize his condition. Talabani has dominated Iraqi Kurdish political life for more than four decades, along with his long-time rival, Kurdistan regional president Massud Barzani..


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