Turkey and 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 …

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Turkish airstrikes kill 5 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkish fighter jets have killed five PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the military said. According to an information note from the Turkish General Staff, the armed terrorists, who were reportedly planning an attack, they were killed in …

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Will Kurdish oil be blocked?

Turkey, Iran and Iraq will jointly decide on closing the flow of oil from northern Iraq, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, as the three neighbors mull retaliatory moves after the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) …

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 World supports Iraq's territorial integrity

Moscow supports Iraq's territorial integrity, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement following a referendum on independence held in Iraqi Kurdistan. Morever, Moscow calls for both Baghdad and Erbil to resolve all the disagreements …

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Erdogan threatens oil flow from Iraq's Kurdistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country is considering all options ranging from military intervention to economic sanctions against Iraq’s Kurdish region. Speaking in Ankara on Tuesday, Erdogan …

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Ankara: Khabur border checkpoint continues its work

The Khabur border crossing on the Turkish-Iraqi border, which is located in Silopi district of Sharnak province, was not closed, the Turkish Ministry of Customs said. Earlier it was reported in media that the Turkish government closed …

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Turkey holds military drill near its border with Iraq

Turkey's military says it has kicked off a drill near its border with Iraq, as the northern Iraqi Kurdish region prepares to hold a referendum on independence on September 25. The military says the exercise started on Monday near …

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Turkish FM Cavusoglu to hold talks in Iraq

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will pay an official visit to Iraq’s capital Baghdad on August 23, the ministry said. "Our honorable minister will pay a visit to Iraq on August 23, 2017, to discuss …

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Turkey may help Iraq to rebuild Mosul

Turkey’s prime minister Binali Yildirim congratulated his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi on Iraq's declared victory over ISIS in Mosul and offered Ankara's help to rebuild the devastated …

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Iraq bans tomato imports from Turkey

Iraq decided to ban tomato imports from Turkey to protect its own producers, according to an official statement from the Turkish Economy Ministry.  Iraqi authorities decided to quit importing tomato from Turkey in a bid to protect …

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Turkish warplanes kill eight PKK militants

Turkish F-16 warplanes launched air strikes on Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, killing eight of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters, a provincial governor's office said. PKK militants had opened fire on …

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Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

Iraqi government forces fighting to drive ISIS from western Mosul on Tuesday recaptured the main government building, the central bank branch and the museum where three years ago the militants had smashed statues and artifacts. An elite …

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