As the Middle East grapples to contain the terrorist group that calls itself Islamic State, the prime minister of Iraq has cast doubt on neighboring Turkey's willingness to combat the problem.
Haider Al-Abadi, who has led Iraq since 2014, told CNBC on Thursday from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that Turkey viewed the Kurdish population within its border as a greater problem than the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh.)
"The Turks are telling us otherwise, (that) they're eager to fight Daesh. But I'm telling them frankly, I'm not seeing evidence of that. I hope to see more evidence of that," Al-Abadi said.
"I think they have to shift their priority from considering the Kurds as their problem, to Daesh as their major problem. I think that the bombing of some targets inside Turkey by Daesh, that's an alarm to them. They must take it seriously," he later added.