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Al-Monitor – Turkey Quietly Signs Oil Deal With Iraqi Kurds – 25 June 2013

Photo of  Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz during an interview in Ankara, Sept. 19, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas) The article beneath  is from 20 June 2013 and published 23 June 2013

As the conflict between the Iraqi central government and the Northern Iraq Kurdistan Regional Government [KRG] continues over the sharing of oil, Turkey is reported to have quietly signed an oil partnership deal with the KRG. The deal is seen as proof of that Turkey is elevating its cooperation with the Iraqi Kurdistan region to level of international partnership, despite the objections of the Baghdad government. Continue reading