Turkey and Iraq will build a land and railroad transportation corridor stretching from the Iraqi province of Basra to the Turkish border, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
“We have tasked our minister friends, who will carry out the works for materialising the Development Road Project, extending from Basra to Turkey,” Erdogan said at a joint press conference with visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani on Tuesday.
“I believe that we will transform the Development Road Project into the new Silk Road of our region,” the Turkish President added.
Moreover, Turkey will increase the amount of water released from the Tigris river to help Iraq tackle its water shortage, he said.
Source: Gulf Today