Turkey to close border gates with N.Iraq in coordination with Baghdad, Tehran

By REUTERS
October 12, 2017 12:15




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ANKARA - Turkey will gradually close border gates with northern Iraq in coordination with the central Iragi government and Iran, in response to an independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdish region, Ibrahim Kalin, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Thursday.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is expected to visit Baghdad on Sunday to meet with Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi.

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