File - Drivers wait next to their tankers at Turkey's Habur border gate to Iraq July 6, 2014. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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Turmoil in Turkish trading partners including Iraq, Libya and Ukraine has slowed Turkey's export growth so far this year, but the impact has been cushioned by a recovery in demand from the EU and North America, data showed Friday.Exports to Iraq, which had become Turkey's second biggest export market, fell 46 percent to $570 million in July, more than double the rate of fall a month earlier when Islamists seized swaths of the country and kidnapped Turkish diplomats at the consulate in Mosul.
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