Turkey Urges All Citizens to Leave Iraq Immediately

Citing security risks, the Turkish government has warned any of its citizens traveling in Iraq – excluding Kurdish provinces – to leave at once.On Wednesday, Turkey’s foreign ministry issued a statement calling for any citizens in Iraq to leave immediately.

“We strongly advise those whose stay is not essential to leave those provinces as soon as possible,” the statements reads. “The scope of our travel warning to Iraq has expanded to include all provinces except for Dohuk, Arbil and Sulaymaniyah.”

All of the exempted provinces are in the northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The foreign ministry cites increased security risks, such as threats targeting Turkish businesses, as well as concerns over violence, abduction, and other attacks.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20151210/1031505344/turkey-urges-citizens-leave-iraq.html#ixzz3tt1EQCOx

Source: Turkey Urges All Citizens to Leave Iraq Immediately

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