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Turkish FM to visit Iraq

Turkish FM to visit Iraq

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will visit Iraq on Jan. 21, said the Turkish Foreign Ministry in a message Jan. 20, Trend reports. Cavusoglu will have a meeting with Iraq’s Foreign Minister …

Nine Iraqi nationals die in Turkey road accident

Nine Iraqi nationals die in Turkey road accident

Nine people have been killed and 28 have been wounded in a bus accident in the southeastern district of Silopi in Sirnak. The bus carrying Iraqi nationals had been moving from Turkey to Iraq, the Dogan News Agency reported. …

Turkey launches operation in Iraq

Turkey launches operation in Iraq

The Armed Forces of Turkey in the fight against the Workers' Party of Kurdistan (PKK) launched a ground operation in Iraq, Trend reported citing Turkish media. Reportedly, the ground operations in the north of Iraq are …

 Turkish jets destroy more than 40 PKK targets in Iraq

Turkish jets destroy more than 40 PKK targets in Iraq

Over 40 PKK targets have been destroyed in an airstrike in northern Iraq, the Turkish military said. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the airstrikes were launched Monday in the Asos region near the mountainous border with …

Turkey ready to help Iran and Iraq in earthquake aftermath

Turkey ready to help Iran and Iraq in earthquake aftermath

Turkey's Foreign Ministry issued a statement at offered condolences to Iraq and said Turkey is "ready to help" through the Disaster Management Agency and the Red Crescent. "Turkey stands ready to provide search and …

 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 …

Iran opens border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan: media

Iran opens border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan: media

Iran opened a border crossing with the Kurdistan region of Iraq, which was closed after a referendum on independence in the Kurdish area, the head of customs for the border crossing, Jahangir Bakhshi said. “After …

Turkish airstrikes kill 5 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

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 …

Will Kurdish oil be blocked?

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) …

 World supports Iraq's territorial integrity

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 …

Erdogan threatens oil flow from Iraq's Kurdistan

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 …

Ankara: Khabur border checkpoint continues its work

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 …

Turkey holds military drill near its border with Iraq

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 …

Turkish FM Cavusoglu to hold talks in Iraq

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 …

Turkey may help Iraq to rebuild Mosul

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 …