Turkey: Fifth Cargo of Iraqi Kurdish Crude Oil Loaded Onto Tanker

July 31, 2014 | 1710 GMT
A fifth shipment of Iraqi-Kurdish crude oil was loaded July 31 onto a tanker slated to leave the port of Ceyhan on Aug. 1, according to Turkish energy officials, Reuters reported. An unnamed Turkish official said that the buyer for the tanker’s cargo is currently unknown. The Iraqi central government maintains that all Iraqi crude must be sold and distributed by federal authorities in order to maintain the territorial integrity of the country