Turkey wants to open a consulate in Kirkuk and a new commercial port with Iraq

19/01/2019 - 18:52 Published in News/Iraq

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoi said Friday that his country intends to resume the activities of the consulates of Mosul and Basra and open a consulate in Najaf in southern Iraq, as well as another consulate in Kirkuk this year.

Aksoi told a press conference that "efforts are being made to open the border crossing with Iraq," adding that "the opening of the crossing will strengthen trade relations between the two countries."

Pointing out "Turkey's desire to develop its relations with Iraq," stressing that "his country's pledge to provide five billion dollars for the reconstruction of Iraq."

Regarding the US sanctions against Iran, Aksoi said that "Turkey does not see the sanctions correct," adding that "sanctions will harm the Iranian people and the stability of the region."