At a joint military drill with Azerbaijani troops, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey is also ready to help boost the Iraqi military's effectiveness through sharing its knowledge and experience as a NATO member.
Eastern Express, chugging between capital Ankara and eastern Kars province, will now stop briefly at several sites allowing visitors to enjoy more destinations.
With its rooted history and ski resort, Kars province is fast becoming a popular spot for winter tourism.
Young director Taylan Mintas sought to turn his deaf-mute cousins' lives into a documentary. After four years and extensive fundraising, but "Brothers of Silence" finally premiered in the prestigious Istanbul Film Festival in April, to much acclaim.
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