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Turkey said Monday it stood by a bilateral oil deal with Iraqi Kurdistan that bypassed central government but sought to appease Baghdad by drawing it into the arrangement. Reuters reported Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan signed a multibillion-dollar
On September 29, 2013, a well-planned suicide attack targeted Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) security in the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Erbil. It is worth mentioning that 42 years ago on the same date, the Iraqi intelligence
The Daily Star Syrian Kurds proved successful in fighting an external enemy this past July when Kurdish fighters successfully pushed out Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamist extremists from the small border crossing town of Ras al-Ayn. But resolving intra-
In a historic meeting Massoud Barzani the president of the Kurdistan Regional Govrnment in Iraq (KRG) and Turkish Prime Ministrer Recep Tayyip Erdogan met together in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir. http://www.
Iraqi Kurdistan has finalized a comprehensive package of deals with Turkey to build multi-billion dollar oil and gas pipelines to ship the autonomous region's rich hydrocarbon reserves to world markets, sources involved in talks said on Wednesday.
Turkey will not import energy from Iraq without the approval of the federal government in Baghdad, aware of its concerns after the autonomous Kurdish region said it would build a second oil pipeline to Turkey, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said
Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region is moving ever closer to declaring independence, thanks largely to its oil reserves of 45 billion barrels and increasingly close energy links with neighboring Turkey. Iraq's central government is diametrically
ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded energy company, angered Iraq by signing production-sharing contracts with Kurdistan for the exploration and development of six blocks in 2011. Two of those blocks are in areas where Nineveh and
The Kurdish government in northern Iraq said it would match dollar-for-dollar contributions from the energy sector to address a growing refugee problem. Ashti Hawrami , natural resources minister for the semiautonomous Kurdistan Regional Government,
Baghdad signed a deal in early September for BP to revive Iraq's northern Kirkuk oilfield, Oil Minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi said on Wednesday, confirming a plan that Kurdistan has already rejected as illegal. The agreement allows the British oil