In his first official visit to Iraq since taking office, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan called on Baghdad to spearhead several long-standing issues on security, water, and oil revenue sharing. Most notably, Fidan stressed the urgency for Baghdad to recognize the PKK as a terrorist organization, referring to it as a common enemy. Fidan also visited Erbil and held discussions with officials from the Kurdish regional government on energy and water. During the meetings, Ankara and Baghdad agreed on establishing a permanent joint committee to resolve their water dispute, a major source of tension since Iraq has blamed Turkiye for restricting its water flow from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers by building mega-dams, while Ankara has accused Baghdad of failing to manage its water share. Resuming oil exports and sharing oil revenues through the Iraq-Türkiye crude oil pipeline was also discussed.