Turkey refuses to extend pipeline without Baghdad’s permission
BAGHDAD – Reuters
AFP PhotoTurkey officially announced it would not allow the extension of a crude pipeline of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) without Baghdad’s permission, Iraq’s Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said today.
Turkey stated officially that it refused to extend the pipeline in Iraq that allows the KRG to export oil and natural gas as it did not obtain the central government’s approval, said Kareem on Iraqi state television.
The central government in Baghdad and the autonomous region KRG have long been in dispute about sharing and exporting the country’s oil reserves.