Tag Archives | Habur

Iraq-Turkey Border Confusion: Who's In Charge Here?

By Mahmut Bozarslan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tensions were already high last week between Iraq's central government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil. The stress spiked Oct. 31 near the Iraq-Turkey border when sirens began wailing and […]

Turkey-Iraq Border Trade hits Low

Figures from Turkey’s ministry of trade and customs show that truck traffic between Turkey and Iraq fell from 685,000 in 2014 to 606,000 in 2015, with only 200,000 trucks from January to May this year, according to a report from Rudaw. Trade fell from more than $12 billion in 2013 to $8.5 billion in last […]

Turkey Reopens Iraq Border Crossing

By John Lee. The Habur border crossing between Iraq and Turkey has reopened on a limited basis on Tuesday, but with only 1,250 vehicles being allowed to through each day, according to Today's Zaman. Turkey had closed the crossing on 14th December due to ongoing clashes between Turkish security forces and the Kurdistan Workers' Party […]

Weekly Security Update for 26th October 2011

Levels of violence did not change in Iraq last week, but there was a drop in the number of casualties reported. The previous week had seen a number of bombings in the capital which left dozens dead but last week’s terrorist attacks were less devastating in terms of the number of casualties inflicted.  Furthermore, Baghdad […]