Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan landed in Baghdad on 22 April for the first time in 13 years. His much-anticipated one-day visit saw 26 MoUs signed, with the highlights being a bilateral strategic framework agreement covering water, security and energy, and a four-way MoU between the two countries, Qatar and the UAE for a Gulf-Europe transport corridor.

Speaking at a press conference alongside Iraqi PM Mohammed al-Sudani, the Turkish President hailed the visit as “a new turning point in relations between the two countries.” Echoing his sentiment, Mr Sudani called the framework agreement “a roadmap to a sustainable cooperation.” (CONTINUED - 1349 WORDS)