By JACK HEALY
Published: May 8, 2012
BAGHDAD — The international police organization Interpol stepped squarely into a bitter political and sectarian fight in Iraq on Tuesday when it issued a call for help in arresting Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice president on charges he ran death squads inside Iraq.
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Tariq al-Hashimi has been staying in Turkey.
The move is likely to add fresh tensions to relations between Iraq’s Shiite leadership and leaders in Turkey, where the Iraqi vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi, has been staying with the apparent blessing of the Turkish government since he fled his refuge in northern Iraq last month.