Archive for August, 2010
Turkish lender Vakıfbank is set to open a branch in the Iraqi city of Arbil by the end of the year.
Süleyman Kalkan, director-general of Vakıfbank, told reporters during a press conference Friday, “We applied to the central government of Iraq to open a Vakıfbank branch in Arbil. As we have already received prior approval, we are planning to open the Arbil branch by the end of the year.” Read the rest of this entry »
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu got together with Iraq’s Turkmen lawmakers at an exclusive fast breaking dinner in Ankara on Saturday, where recent political developments in Iraq were discussed.
Davutoglu urged Turkmen lawmakers in the Iraqi National Parliament to let aside partisan differences and act in unison in issues concerning the Turkmen population of Iraq, calling on them to form a Turkmen group in the parliament. Davutoglu emphasized that Turkey attached importance to unity among ethnic groups in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »