KRG Plans To Export Oil From 2 May In Doubt

Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government, has declared that Erbil plans to start exporting oil independently through the Turkish port of Ceyhan on 2 May. But it is not clear whether the Turkish government, caught in the middle of a tug of war between Baghdad and Erbil, is fully on board.

Mr Barzani, speaking in an interview with Kurdish news service Rudaw, says Erbil needs to generate revenues because...