KRG Drops Turkish Six-Block Bombshell; Disputed Areas Included
A Turkish state oil firm has taken up stakes in five blocks in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, with a sixth ‘expected’ soon, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) says, potentially deepening the rift with Baghdad.
Two of the blocks straddle disputed territory and as such their award will likely be perceived by Baghdad as a move by Ankara to actively take sides in an internal...