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The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq

By Bahrooz Jaafar, for the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) at Bar-Ilan University. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq Thanks to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq is one of the richest countries… Read More

Iraq may Buy Drones from Turkey

By John Lee. Iraq is said to be interested in buying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), attack helicopters and military hardware from Turkey. Defense Minister Juma Anad Saadoun is quoted as saying that Iraq has already reached agreement with Turkey to purchase Bayraktar TB2 drones, made by Turkey’s Baykar Defence. According to Breaking Defense, any decision… Read More

Ministers to Facilitate Trade between Iraq and Turkey

By John Lee. Iraq and Turkey have agreed to form a committee to help facilitate trade between the two countries. At a meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday between Iraq’s Minister of Trade, Dr. Alaa Al-Jubouri, and his Turkish counterpart, Muhammed Muş, it was also decided to hold a forum for businessmen in Istanbul at the… Read More

Turkey appoints New Ambassador to Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraqi Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein, received a copy of credentials of H.E. Mr. Ali Rıza Güney, the new Turkish ambassador to Iraq at the ministry’s headquarters this week. Mr. Hussien affirmed the ministry’s readiness to fully support the ambassador to succeed in his duties, wished him success, and emphasized the… Read More

PM Opens New GE-Enka Power Station in Muthanna

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has officially opened a new power station in Muthanna Governorate. The plant was built by the American company GE, and Turkey’s Enka. According to @HarryIstepanian, the plant is in Samawa, and uses four GE “Frame-9E” turbines to provide 500MW of power. (Source: Office of the Prime Minister, @HarryIstepanian)

Are Iran and Turkey on a Collision Course in Iraq?

By Hamidreza Azizi and Vali Golmohammadi, for The National Interest. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Are Iran and Turkey on a Collision Course in Iraq? Friction between Tehran and Ankara in Iraq is rooted in balance-of-power considerations and their quest for… Read More

Libyan Government Bids to Overturn €50m Compensation Payment to Cengiz in Paris

Libyan Government Bids to Overturn €50m Compensation Payment to Cengiz in Paris | Libya Business News The news organisation Africa Intelligence reported that French courts will consider, on 16 March, Libya’s legal action to contest the arbitration ruling ordering it to pay out nearly €50m to the Turkish construction firm Cengiz. Both sides are scheduled… Read More

Turkey, Iraq plan new Border Crossing, Rail Link

By John Lee. Iraqi Transport Minister, Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli, has said that Iraq and Turkey will prioritise the opening of a new border crossing and rail link between the two countries. The statement follows a meeting on Thursday with Turkey’s Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu. He said both parties have “defined practical… Read More

Iraq receives First Batch of Turkish Rail Tankers

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly taken delivery of its first batch of rail tankers from Turkey. According to Daily Sabah, the first 50 units, manufactured by Cryocan, were sent by truck, with a further 400 units still to be made. The tankers will be used by Iraq Republic Railways (IRR) to transport oil and… Read More

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