Iraq: Turkey To Help Meet Northern Iraq’s Oil Needs

June 27, 2014 | 1159 GMT
Turkey will meet the Kurdistan Regional Government’s need for an additional 4,000 tons of processed oil after the shutdown of Iraq’s Beiji refinery, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said June 27, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Yildiz said he discussed the issue with Nechirvan Barzani, the prime minister of the Kurdish Regional Government, when Barzani visited Ankara on June 26. Turkey wants the Kurds and Iraq’s Shiite-dominated central government to resolve their differences so that oil from northern Iraq can be exported through Turkey.