Iraqi government helps citizens return from Turkey
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (K24) – Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement announced on Friday that the ministry has assisted Iraqi families in Turkey, helping them return to the country by covering their flight costs.
On Friday, Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement released a statement, stating that the ministry has facilitated 200 Iraqi citizens in Turkey to return to the country by covering the cost of their flights.
“Those families have returned based on their desire, and the ministry will do its best by facilitating them to return to the country,” read the statement. The statement also mentions that the ministry will provide help to those Iraqi citizens in Turkey who intend to return to Iraq.
This is not the first time that the ministry has covered the cost of the Iraqi immigrants from Turkey. Last month, the Baghdad government also covered the costs of flights for two airplanes carrying Iraqi citizens.
After the emergence of Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq, then their expansion to other middle provinces in the country, thousands of Iraqi people started to leave their areas and move to other parts of Iraq where they would be safer.
Some of those people moved to southern provinces of Iraq, and other proportions moved to the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, while the rest decided to leave the country and find shelter abroad. Many of them tried to migrate to the European countries, while the rest settled in the neighboring countries, especially in Turkey.