Shafaq News / The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, on Tuesday, the suspension of facilities provided to Turks to enter the country pursuant to the principle of reciprocity.
"Iraq had signed a memorandum of understanding with Turkey in 2009 that requires the traveler to obtain the visa at the border crossing points without checking with the concerned embassy or consulate, in order to provide facilities for the transportation of both citizens," the ministry said in a statement.
It added, "However, the Turkish side suspended work on this memorandum, so the Iraqi government decided to suspend it from its side.”
The statement continued, "The Ministry of foreign affairs informed our embassy in Ankara to inform the relevant Turkish authorities, and we also informed the Turkish embassy in Baghdad of this decision."
The ministry indicated that "dialogues are still ongoing with the Turkish side to re-operate the memorandum of understanding under discussion.