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AKP Vice-Chair: Erbil Can Be New Dubai

AKP Vice-Chair: Erbil Can Be New Dubai

The Iraqi Kurdistan city of Irbil can be the region’s new Dubai with its favourable geography, vice chairman of Turkey’s ruling party told AA on Friday. In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency, Vice Chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Huseyin Celik emphasized the importance of Kurdistan Region for Turkey. “70 percent …

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Hyatt Hotels to Open First Property in Kurdistan and Iraq

The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai will be opening its first hotel in Kurdistan and Iraq.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has confirmed it has entered into a management agreement with Claremont Group, a New York-based real estate development company, for a Hyatt Regency hotel in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Expected to open in 2017, Hyatt Regency Sulaymaniyah will be the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Iraq. “Bringing …

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Iraqi Kurdistan Reiterates Objection to BP’s Deal

The KRG has exported from its own oilfields four times more than those of the Iraqi Northern Oil Company, also exported via KRG-Turkey pipeline.

Iraq’s Kurdistan region reiterated its objection to a deal between BP and the central government to develop the northern Kirkuk oilfield, a day after the local governor, a Kurd, voiced full support for the British company’s plans. Kirkuk lies on the disputed boundary between the autonomous Kurdish region and the …

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Kurdistan, Turkey Plan Second Pipeline

The problems with Baghdad are resolvable, says the KRG leaders.

Iraqi Kurdistan has finalized a comprehensive package of deals with Turkey to build multi-billion dollar oil and gas pipelines to ship the autonomous region’s rich hydrocarbon reserves to world markets, sources involved in talks said on Wednesday. The deals, which could have important geo-political consequences for the Middle East, could …

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