Turkey: Government Asks U.S. To End Ban On Sales Of Kurdish Crude Oil

August 14, 2014 | 1821 GMT
Turkey has asked the United States to end prohibition of the sale of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan, The Financial Times reported Aug. 14. An unnamed Turkish official claimed that the Islamic State is selling crude oil at cut-rate prices and smuggling crude oil shipments into Turkey and across the region controlled by the jihadist organization. The offical compared this with the fact that the Kurdistan Regional Government is banned from selling shipments of crude oil.