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KRG and KDP Denounce PKK Threats on KRG-Turkey Gas Pipeline

In late August last year, the pipeline was attacked by PKK rebels in Turkey.

The Kurdistan Regional Government and the Kurdistan Democratic Party separately issued statements condemning recent calls by officials of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who had threatened to blow up the KRG-Turkey gas pipeline. Damhad Agid, chief of PKK’s KCK foreign relations, told his party’s media outlets that they will not …

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Masrour Barzani Mourns Death of Tahir Elci

tahir elci

The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council Masrour Barzani mourns the killing of Tahir Elci, the President of the Diyarbekir Bar Association and a prominent Kurdish rights advocate in Turkey. In a tweet on his personal account on Twitter, Masrour Barzani sent condolences to Elci’s family, who was killed on …

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KRG: PKK Pipeline Sabotage Costs Us $250 Million

A flame rises from a pipeline at Tawke oil field near Duhok. Photo: Azad Lashkari for Reuters

Since July 27th, there have been repeated attempted thefts and sabotage attacks on the pipelines that carry crude oil from the Kurdistan Region to Ceyhan in Turkey. This has led to an almost complete stoppage in the flow of crude oil to Ceyhan. The oil exports via the pipelines are the …

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