Turkey Proposes More Border Crossings

By John Lee.

Turkey has offered to jointly build two more border crossings with Iraq, in addition to two new gates recently agreed upon, according to a report from Today’s Zaman.

The Turkish Customs and Trade Minister, Hayati Yazıcı (pictured), told the press in Ankara on Wednesday that the government favoured the construction of two new posts in the provinces of Hakkari and Şırnak.

The offer comes less than a week after a deal was struck to build two new other new crossings between the countries, based on a plan agreed in 2009.

Trade between Turkey and Iraq is expected to reach $16 billion this year.

(Source: Today’s Zaman)

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