ANKARA - Iraqi executives who were scheduled to pay a visit to Turkey on Thursday to discuss the debts stemming from petroleum products Iraq imported from Turkey, postponed their visit because their flight could not land at Baghdad airport and returned back to Irbil because of a problem.
Foreign Trade Dept. officials told the A.A correspondent that Iraqi delegation was earlier scheduled to arrive in Istanbul at 1.30 p.m. today, adding that the flight (Irbil-Baghdad-Istanbul) with the said delegation on board could not land at Baghdad airport and forced to return to Irbil.
Officials affirmed that Iraqi delegation would visit Turkey as soon as possible.
34 Turkish firms halted exports of petroleum products on January 21st, 2006 after the Iraqi party failed to repay its debt of more than 1 billion USD.