Authorities in several provinces, including Baghdad, ordered government offices to shut, while schools nationwide were closed due to the eighth dust storm to have lashed the country since mid-April.
On the economic front, Turkey's President Erdogan said that both countries could easily reach their trade goal of $20 billion.
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in recent weeks in Baghdad and across the south demanding sweeping political change.
A 20-member Turkish diving team and Iraqi emergency workers are engaged in recovery efforts after a ferry sank in the Tigris River last month, killing at least 102 people.
Most of the casualties on the ferry were women and children who could not swim in Tigris River near Mosul, officials say, adding search for missing is underway.
In a government effort to symbolise peace a year after Daesh was defeated in Mosul, the walls of the highly secure Green Zone are slowly being knocked down. Here are the key challenges that persist in post-Daesh Iraq.
As the major northern Iraqi city marks a year of liberation from stringent Daesh rule, Mosul continues to lie in ruins and rebuilding efforts are slow.
Hawija, west of the oil city of Kirkuk, is one of two areas of the country still under the control of the militants.
Eight months into the US-backed offensive to take control of Mosul, all of the city has been retaken by Iraqi government forces except an enclave by the western bank of the Tigris river.
As the operation to dislodge Daesh from their stronghold of Mosul continues, Iraqi troops announce gains as they capture a district just north of the historic Old City quarter.
The assault is aimed at completing the siege of Mosul's Old City, where Daesh terrorists, holding huge numbers of civilians hostage, are still holding out.
The campaign to eradicate Daesh from the northern Iraqi city has left towns and villages flattened and deserted and hundreds of thousands of people displaced.
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