- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the volume of trade exchange between Iraq and Turkey broke the record, indicating that it reached 16 billion dollars last year. 

Erdogan said in a press conference with President Barham Salih in Ankara and his follow-up Alsumaria News that "the stability of Iraq represents stability for Turkey and the region in general," noting that "the volume of trade exchange between Iraq and Turkey during the past year broke the record and amounted to 16 billion dollars."

"We are working to achieve bilateral cooperation to end the electricity and water crises in Iraq," Erdogan said. 

The President of the Republic Barham Saleh arrived this morning to Turkey on an official visit at the head of a high-level delegation to discuss several bilateral files between the two countries, including water and trade.