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Iraq Warns Turkey Over Kurdistan Oil Ties

KRG Publishes the Monthly Export Report for June 2015.

Baghdad officials have voiced strong opposition to any energy deals between Ankara and the KRG, insisting that only they have authority to make energy deals, a claim disputed by both Ankara and the KRG. According to Sinan Ulgen, a visiting scholar Carnegie Institute in Brussels, energy cooperation between Ankara and …

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Nechirvan Barzani Defies Baghdad on Kurdish Energy Exports

PM Barzani said they are losing patience with Baghdad's stalemate on oil issue. Photo: KRG

A senior leader of the Kurdistan Region insisted on Wednesday that it had the right to export oil, efforts which the central government in Baghdad has decried as illegal. The remarks by the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan came just days ahead of the three-province region’s parliamentary election, in which …

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