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Weekly Security Update for 26th January 2012

Conditions continue to fluctuate in Iraq. Levels of violence rose slightly last week, but in the absence of any major mass casualty attacks the overall number of fatalities fell from the previous week. At least 47 people were killed and 71 injured in nationwide incidents. Countrywide, a total of 25 bomb attacks left 16 people […]

Weekly Security Update for 16th February 2011

Overview Levels of violence have been rising in Iraq over the past four weeks. The increase has been gradual, but consistent and last week saw more than 40 attacks reported countrywide for the first time since mid-December. Recent days have seen a particularly concerning rise in militant activity and social tensions in the northern city […]

Turks Seek Projects in Karbala

A delegation representing two Turkish companies expressed readiness to implement health and housing projects in Karbala, the head of the Karbala council said on Tuesday. “The Turkish delegation presented housing and health proposals to be implemented in Karbala, including the establishment of two specialized hospitals,” Mohammad al-Moussawi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The local government […]

Turkish Consul Says to Increase Investments in Basra

The volume of Turkish investments in Basra is so big and we will increase the number of Turkish companies working in the city to 1000 next year, Turkish consul said on Monday. “Our main goal is to increase the number of Turkish companies working in Basra,” Ali Reda said during the inauguration of a fair […]

Lebanese, Turkish Discuss Housing in Basra

A group of eight Lebanese and Turkish firms on Monday discussed with Basra’s governor new housing compounds in the province. “We discussed housing projects in the province,” the Basra governor Shaltagh al-Mayiah told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He noted that the Basra Local Authority encourages Arab and foreign companies to invest in the province. ( […]

Turkish (ف‏ Bank) to Open in Erbil

Turkish (ف‏ Bank) intends to open a branch in Erbil, according to a senior official from the Department of international banks in the bank. The official said that the bank had started to establish a Division in  Erbil, which is more secure than other areas, adding that after completion, they will consult the Iraqi Central […]

Turkish interest in Basra

The governor of Basra has met with the Turkish consul to discuss possible investment opportunities in the province, an official statement said on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by members of a Turkish association, according to a statement released by the governor’s office and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The visit aims to […]

Turks back major residential project.

The Investment Authority in Thi-Qar is about to reach an agreement with private and government banks in the province to provide guarantees to Turkish company Austm. It would provide loans to local investors to construct two residential areas in Shatrah. Head of IPCC, Dr. Ismail Aboudi said that the authority has set up a workshop […]

Turkey Says Pipeline Agreement Will Be Renewed

Turkey’s energy and natural resources minister said that the crude oil pipeline agreement would be renewed with Iraq. Speaking at the 9th International Oil and Gas Conference at Ankara’s Sheraton Hotel, Taner Yıldız said, “there are big and significant natural gas and oil reserves in east of Turkey. Turkey shapes its energy policies and diplomacy […]