IRAQ

 

KRG Exports Stall As Baghdad Piles Diplomatic Pressure On Turkey

 

Weeks of build-up toward the anticipated start of Kurdish oil exports through a newly-completed pipeline via Turkey came to an abrupt halt this week. A widely reported KRG-Ankara agreement failed to materialize as Baghdad put its sovereign foot firmly on the brakes.

 

MEES learns that amid swirling diplomacy, the federal Iraqi government informed Ankara in no uncertain terms, that any attempt to...