Iraq is reportedly planning for importing cooking oil from Egypt, as revealed by Iraqi trade ministry on last Sunday. As Baghdad wants to reduce its reliance over Turkish products, it has significantly come up with this decision.
A trade delegation, sent by Iraqi government, is holding talks in Cairo on buying cooking oil for the monthly food ration.
On the month of December, trade ministry of Iraq stated that it has planned for reducing government imports of cooking oil from Turkey.
Baghdad strongly objects a move of deployment of Turkish troops in northern Iraq, while Ankara says that it is a decision to fight Islamic State militants.