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KRG Fails To Secure Turkish Approval For Export Pipeline

 

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) failed to secure Turkish approval for independent oil exports after a much trumpeted meeting between KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on 28 November. Kurdish and Turkish news media had been reporting for days that the talks would result in a wide-ranging energy accord between the two sides. But the recent thaw between...