No. 13



Turkey Earns $74Mn From Illicit Iraqi Oil In Five Months; Iraq Makes $70Mn From Gulf Oil Smuggling In January

Turkey has earned $74mn from taxes imposed on Iraqi gas oil smuggled by lorries over the border in the last five months, according to the state-run Anatolian news agency of 12 March. Since September, the Turkish authorities have made lorry drivers crossing the border sell the gas oil to a state-owned company in Silopi, where it is taxed and put on the...