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Turkey to provide $5bn Loan to Iraq

By John Lee. Turkey will reportedly provide around $5 billion in loans for the reconstruction of Iraq. According to Anadolu Agency, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (pictured) told a meeting in Istanbul on Sunday: “We will provide $5 billion credit … We have already begun coordination of these works for the reconstruction of Iraq,” (Source: Anadolu Agency)

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January Oil Exports: Volume Down, Revenue Up

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for January of 113,111,437 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.649 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.726 bpd exported in December. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 110,245,281 barrels, while exports from Kirkuk […]

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Turkey to open Visa Application Office in Kirkuk

By John Lee. Preparations have reportedly been finalized for the opening of a Turkish visa application office in Kirkuk. An official told Anadolu Agency that the office will soon be opened, and is expected to process between 200 and 400 visa applications per day. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

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Turkey names ‘Water Czar’ to Ease Disputes with Iraq

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey has launched an effort to help resolve the water problem of neighboring Iraq amid bilateral tensions over decreasing flow rates in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, whose waters the two countries share. President […]

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Oil Ministry Finalises Export Figures for December

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced final oil exports for December of 115,517,974 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd), a increase from the 3.377 bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 112,450,367 barrels, while exports by […]

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Turkey to Lift Ban on Flights to Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Turkey’s ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, will reportedly be lifted. The country’s Transport Minister, Cahit Turhann told Anadolu Agency: “Turkish Airlines will resume its flights from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah [on Friday], seven flights a week.” According to Rudaw, Ankara has delayed the resumption of flights until Saturday due to technical […]

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Erdogan’s plans in Iraqi Kurdistan may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For about 10 years, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which controls Erbil and Dahuk provinces in Iraq, has enjoyed close working relations with the Turkish government on trade, energy […]

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Turkey appoints Special Envoy for Water Affairs with Iraq

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly appointed a special envoy to Iraq to resolve the water sharing issues between the two countries. According to Daily Sabah, former Forestry and Water Affairs Minister Veysel Eroğlu (pictured), who will take up the post, pointed to the “inefficient” use of water resources in Iraq, saying “Turkey will share […]

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December Oil Exports: Volume Up, Revenue Down

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced interim oil exports for December of 115,517,974 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.726 million barrels per day (bpd), a increase from the 3.377 bpd exported in November. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 112,450,367 barrels, while exports by […]

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Hopes that Turkey will Lift Ban Sulaymaniyah Flights

By John Lee. Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are said to be hopeful that a meeting later this month between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi President Barham Salih will lead to Turkey lifting its ban on international flights crossing its airspace to land at Sulaymaniyah Airport (pictured). According to a report from Ahval News, Turkey […]

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Kirkuk Oil Exports “to stay Restricted”

By John Lee. Exports from Iraq’s northern Kirkuk oilfields to the Turkish port of Ceyhan will reportedly remain at between 80-90,000 barrels per day, with most of the crude being used to feed local refineries, according to Iraq’s oil minister. Current production at the Kirkuk oilfields stands at around 370,000 bpd, the head of Iraq’s […]

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