TURKEY: Food aid to Iraq continues unabated

Published on 11 March 2011

Efforts to move much needed food aid through the Habur gate, the main border crossing point along Turkey's 352-km border with Iraq, continue to reap impressive results. "With the huge cargoes of wheat on our doorstop, we anticipate escalating our dispatches by some 40 percent over and above the levels we have achieved up to now on the Turkey corridor," Heather Hill, a spokeswoman for the World Food Programme (WFP), told IRIN in the eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Thursday.

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