Turkey to seek Baghdad's consent for Iraqi Kurdish oil

Oil exports from anywhere in Iraq to Turkey need the central government's approval, Baghdad and Ankara said on Sunday after a bi-lateral meeting aimed at diffusing a row over energy exports from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.


Turkey, hungry for energy and dependent on imports for almost all of its needs, wants Iraqi Kurdistan's oil to help diversify its energy supplies and reduce its ballooning $60 billion annual energy bill. But Turkey's courtship of the Kurdistan Regional Government has infuriated Baghdad, which says it has sole authority to manage Iraqi energy resources. (Reuters)


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