Within the efforts of the two countries to develop the friendly and cooperative relations, a memorandum of understanding on partial lifting of the visa between Turkey and Iraq has been agreed upon for the holders of the diplomatic passports, service passports, and special passports. This memorandum has been published in the official Turkish newspaper; it enters into force at the beginning of November.
The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanju Bilgiç, said that the working on Iraqi visas is stopped, as they were granted to the travelers at the border crossings, pointing out that the electronic visa between the two countries is still valid.
In order to facilitate the movement of the citizens between the two countries covered by this exemption, each party decided to grant the citizens of the other party the right to stay in its territory and transiting through for a period not exceeding 90 days per six months from the date of the first enter to the other country. This exemption includes the families members of the passport holders cited above.