Arbil-Baghdad deal guarantees stability: Turkish energy minister

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız speaks at a press conference. AA Photo

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız speaks at a press conference. AA Photo

An agreement reached between Baghdad and Arbil is a guarantee of stability for the country and the region, said Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız at a press conference in the northwestern Turkish province of Kocaeli.

“Stabilization in the country means stabilization for the region, so this is pleasing news,” said Yıldız.
Turkey has exported 25 million barrels of northern Iraqi oil, which corresponds to revenue of over $2 billion, Yıldız said.

“This revenue is for the people of Iraq. This situation shows that Turkey’s foresight and strategies are right to the point, and it is a contribution to the region as well,” he said. Continue reading

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