Barzani & Erdoğan agree on Kurdish oil exports

26.02.2014 – Hemin Salih – BasNews, Erbil – A source from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan has told BasNews that Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has made a secret agreement with his Turkish counterpart on Kurdish oil exports.

According to the PUK source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Kurdish PM Barzani secretly reached an agreement on Kurdish oil exports that will be implemented if Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki remains opposed to Kurdish oil exports to Turkey. The source also reported that both the Kurdish and Turkish Prime Ministers agreed that if Maliki does not agree soon, they will start exporting Kurdish oil to Turkey within the next two months. In recent months, there have been serious efforts from both Erbil and Ankara to solve oil issues with Baghdad, but thus far the problems remain unsolved.