Turkey and Iraq

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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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Turkish Prime Minister to visit Iraq

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is planning to visit Iraq later this week, local media reported citing governmental sources. The visit will be another indication for the end of the diplomatic crisis between the …

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Iraq PM warns Turkey as Ankara deploys troops

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi warned Turkey against provoking a confrontation, after Ankara deployed tanks and artillery near the border. "The invasion of Iraq will lead to Turkey being dismantled. We do not …

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Turkey introduces visa-free regime with Iraq

Turkey and Iraq have agreed on the introduction of visa-free regime. The decision on the abolition of visas will enter into force on Friday, October 28, Trend reports citing Turkish newspaper Milliyet. …

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Iraq denies Turkey taking part in Mosul offensive

Iraq's joint operations command denied Turkey was participating in military operations to retake Mosul from the ISIL group. "The spokesman of the Joint Operations Command denies Turkish participation of any kind in operations …

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Turkey preparing ground operation in Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey is preparing to participate in the ongoing Mosul operation against ISIL in Iraq on the ground. "It is impossible for us to stay out of it because there lies …

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 Erdogan: Iraq must know its limits

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to "know his limits" and said the Turkish army would not take orders from Iraq on the Bashiqa camp. …

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