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Kurdistanhalts Khurmala flows Upstreamonlinecom
12.9.2012 – Oil exports from Kurdistan were running at around 115,000 to 120,000 bpd before … The Kurdistan Regional Government has threatened to again cut off oil …
The New York Times – 10.9.2012 – When I first started covering Turkey in the early 1990s, my foreign colleagues and I were sometimes mocked for referring to the brewing resentment in southeastern Turkey as “the Kurdish problem.” There was no sectarian or ethnic discrimination, we were told; the problem was terrorism….
Iraq’s Kurd oil row too big to last: Genel’s Heyward
Reuters – 10.9.2012 – Iraq and its Kurdish region both have too much at stake not to settle their dispute over oil, although they may take a year or so to do it, the head of the largest producer there said.…
Turkey takes Kurd ‘crackdown’ to the courts
The National – 12.9.2012 – Turkish courtrooms have become the latest battefields in the Kurdish conflict as dozens of lawyers and activists will be tried for supporting a Kurdish militant group….
Turkey court tries 44 pro-Kurd journalists in biggest media case
Reuters – 11.9.2012 – Forty-four pro-Kurdish journalists went on trial in Turkey on Monday, charged with belonging to an armed rebellion in the country’s largest media case, intensifying concerns about press and political freedoms…..