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Turkish firms welcome return of air access to Iraqi Kurdistan

Now that Baghdad has lifted the ban on international travel to the Iraqi Kurdistan region, experts say the Turkish government needs to resume mutual flights as soon as possible.
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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Regular international flights to and from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region resumed this week after six months, much to the relief of foreign investors looking to grab a share of the reconstruction business there since Mosul 's liberation from the Islamic State (IS). 

While flights to and from Saudi Arabia were allowed during the ban, to facilitate Muslim passengers traveling on hajj, all other air traffic had been grounded.

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