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France beats Turkey to Big Iraqi Construction Project

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. France scores big Iraqi construction project at Turkey’s expense A French company has beaten out a Turkish one for the Mosul airport project; political considerations along with economic concerns seem to… Read More

Enka, Siemens, to start work on Libyan Power Plants

By John Lee. The Turkish engineering and construction firm Enka, in consortium with Germany’s Siemens, is about to start the construction at the Misurata [Misrata] 650 MW Simple Cycle Power Plant and Tripoli West 671 MW Simple Cycle Power Plant in Libya. According to a statement from Enka. the contracts have been signed with the… Read More

Iraq begins Importing Electricity from Turkey

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly begun to export electricity to Iraq. According to Anadolu Agency, Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA, EPDK) started supplying Iraq on Monday at a rate of 150 MW, through the Silopi-Zakho transmission line. The deal is due to run until 1st November, 2021. (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Kadhimi promotes Iraq to Turkish Businessmen

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi met on Thursday with a number of businessmen, investors and heads of Turkish companies, on the sidelines of his official visit to the Turkish capital, Ankara. Kadhimi discussed with businessmen and investors ways to facilitate investment procedures, lift obstacles and reduce bureaucratic procedures. He also listened to… Read More

Iraq, Turkey agree to Cooperate on Trade

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. Iraq, Turkey agree to cooperate on counterterrorism, trade Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi committed to enhanced cooperation on terrorism, trade and energy, although… Read More

Talks on Double Taxation & Tax Evasion with Turkey

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet decided to authorise the Minister of Planning to negotiate and sign a draft agreement on double taxation and tax evasion between Iraq and Turkey. (Source: Govt of Iraq)

Why Turkey Intervened in Libya

By Jalel Harchaoui, Senior Fellow at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, for the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Why Turkey Intervened in Libya Through a historical analysis of Turkey’s military intervention in Libya, this… Read More

Turkey Halts Search of Ship off Libyan Coast

By John Lee. Turkey has reportedly stopped an inspection by German forces of a suspicious vessel off the Libyan coast on Sunday. According to Politico, the German naval vessel “Hamburg” (pictured), which is in the Mediterranean as part of the EU’s Operation Irini to enforce the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, stopped the Turkish vessel… Read More

Mansuriya Gas Contract “Cancelled”; Russia “Extremely Interested”

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly cancelled a contract to develop its Mansuriya gas field near the Iranian border. Iraq Business News understands that, under a deal agreed in 2010, the field was being developed by Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) (37.5%), Iraqi Oil Exploration Company (25%), Kuwait Energy (KEC) (22.5%), and Kogas (15%). According to Reuters,… Read More

Iraqi Cabinet urges cooperation with Turkey over Tigris River

The Iraqi Cabinet has authorised the Minister of Water Resources to negotiate and sign a protocol of cooperation between Iraq and Turkey on the management of the water resources of the Tigris River. According to the UN, intake from the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers – Iraq’s primary sources of water – is decreasing at… Read More