Turkey to open new border gate with Iraq

 Turkey to open new border gate with Iraq

Turkey and Iraq have agreed to open a new border gate and its construction will begin once the necessary security measures are taken, Turkey’s customs minister Bulent Tufenkci said.

"I had the impression that the Iraqi government agrees that there should be a second border gate," the Anadolu agency cited Tufenkci as saying.

He said the planned gate would be near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, in a region where ISIS and Kurdish PKK militants still pose a security threat. "Once steps are taken to secure the path, there is no other obstacle for us," the minster said.

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