Turkey: Ankara aware of Iraqi concern on Kurdish oil projects

By REUTERS
November 2, 2013 20:58

 
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ANKARA - Turkey is aware of Iraq's concerns about Iraqi Kurdistan's energy projects and will take them into account, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Friday, after the semi-autonomous region said it would build a second oil pipeline to Turkey.

The pipeline, by offering a route to Western markets, may encourage northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to seek greater independence from Baghdad, with which it has been at loggerheads over oil-production contracts and revenue sharing.

"The central Iraqi government has two fundamental sensitivities and these are justified sensitivities," Yildiz told reporters.

Baghdad has repeatedly warned that any Turkish deals with the hydrocarbons-rich KRG may breach its agreements with Iraq.

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