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Iraq Suspends Visa Agreement with Turkey

By John Lee. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry has said it will no longer issue visas at border crossings for Turkish citizens wanting to visit Iraq. In a statement, it accused Turkey of violating a 2009 deal that eased the visa process for citizens of the two countries: "Iraq is keen to adhere to the agreements […]

Baghdad's Row with Ankara could Benefit Each Side

By Fehim Tastekin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Baghdad's row with Ankara could benefit each side Turkey's drive to establish a "security corridor" against Kurdish groups along its southern borders - all the way from Afrin in northwestern Syria to the Qandil […]

Türk Eximbank gives $79m Reinsurance to UKEF

By John Lee. Turkey's official export credit agency has reportedy agreed to provide $79.2 million in reinsurance support to its U.K. counterpart's energy projects in Iraq. According to Daily Sabah, Türk Eximbank will provide UK Export Finance (UKEF) with cash in proportion to the value of Turkish exports and services that will be used in […]

Turkey sends Coronavirus Aid to Iraq

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq returns to lockdown after surge in coronavirus cases A Turkish military jet delivered coronavirus-related aid to Iraq on Wednesday. The assistance comes as Turkey continues its war against Kurdish militants in the […]

Local Businesses get Boost from Iraq Lockdown

By John Lee. Iraq's national lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has reportedly given a boost to local businesses. According to a report from AFP, local businesses no longer have to compete with imports from countries such as Turkey, Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait. It quotes the owner of an ice-cream […]

KRI Truckers find Employment during COVID-19 Crisis

By John Lee. The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly led to thousands of new jobs to truck drivers in the Kurdistan Region. According to a report from Rudaw, while the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing between Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan has been closed to tourists and truckers alike, freight is being transferred to local truck drivers to […]

Iraq is Turkey's Fourth Biggest Customer

By John Lee. According to statistics from Turkey's official statistical office, TurkStat, the country sold $20 million more to Iraq in January than it imported. In January 2020, Turkey's main partner country for exports was Germany with $1.415 billion, followed by Italy with  $888 million, the United Kingdom with $869 million, Iraq with $816 million,s […]

Oil Trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals

By Amberin Zaman for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Oil trail reveals Turkey funding Syrian Kurdish rivals At the Halifax Security Forum, an annual event attended by high-powered government officials, business titans and assorted other movers and shakers […]

Oil Exports slightly down in September

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has announced oil exports for September of 107,276,327 barrels, giving an average for the month of 3.576 million barrels per day (bpd), down from the 3.603 million bpd exported in August. These exports from the oilfields in central and southern Iraq amounted to 103,010,306 barrels, while exports from […]