After Threat of War, Iraq and Kurds Lower the Temperature

Source:New York Times Date:04Oct2017

Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci told journalists over the weekend that it would be “business as usual.” In comments last week he described talk of an economic embargo as “dangerous rhetoric” and said any trade sanctions would hurt Turkey as much as the Iraqi Kurdish region….“We’re talking about a $8-9 billion trade and the interests of Turkey,” he said.