Turkey and Iraq

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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 …

Iraq bans tomato imports from Turkey

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 …

Turkish warplanes kill eight PKK militants

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 …

Iraqi forces recapture government buildings in Mosul

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 …

Moscow welcomes normalization of Turkey-Iraq relations

Moscow welcomes normalization of Turkey-Iraq relations

Russia welcomes the emerging normalization in ties between Ankara and Baghdad amid Turkey's Mosul troops deployment, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the opening of the Russian-Arab Cooperation …

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

2016 border security measures in Turkey includes 330 km of walls

Turkey last year erected 330 kilometers (205 miles) of walls along its borders with Syria and Iraq to fight illegal crossings, the Turkish military said Saturday. According to a Turkish General Staff press statement on border incidents …

Turkish Prime Minister to visit Iraq

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 …

Iraq PM warns Turkey as Ankara deploys troops

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 …

Turkish deploys military vehicles to Iraqi border area - media

Turkish deploys military vehicles to Iraqi border area - media

The Turkish armed forces have begun deploying tanks and other armored vehicles to the Silopi area of Sirnak province near the border with Iraq, Turkey's NTV TV channel reports with reference to military sources. The sources did not …

Turkey opposes Iraqi Shiite militia going to Tal Afar

Turkey opposes Iraqi Shiite militia going to Tal Afar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country opposes any presence of the Iraqi Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi militia in the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, Rudaw‎ reports. “Tal Afar is a very …

Turkey introduces visa-free regime with Iraq

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. …

Iraq denies Turkey taking part in Mosul offensive

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 …

Turkey preparing ground operation in Iraq

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 …

Yildirim: Turkey joins air strikes in Mosul operation

Yildirim: Turkey joins air strikes in Mosul operation

Turkey's air force has been involved in coalition air strikes on the Iraqi city of Mosul, part of the US-backed operation to flush out ISIL, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. “Our Air Forces …

 Erdogan: Iraq must know its limits

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. …

Iraq: Turkey not allowed to participate in Mosul offensive

Iraq: Turkey not allowed to participate in Mosul offensive

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for the withdrawal of Turkish troops from the Iraqi territory, stating that he would not agree to the participation of their forces in the forthcoming operation to liberate the …