Meanwhile, State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said that they received that the normal system of money transfer in the Halil Ibrahim Border Gate (Iraqi counterpart of the Habur Border Gate of Turkey) was re-established. Tuzmen said, “The decision was already a wrong one. Because there is no banking system in Iraq to transfer money, our exporters had to bring what they earned to Turkey as cash. Preventing this means preventing trade with Iraq.”
Prior to the limitation imposed by the Iraqi provisional authority tradesmen were jus declaring the amount of money they carried at the border gate.