KRG to Sell Gas Directly to Turkey

The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Minister of Natural Resources, Ashti Hawrami  (pictured) has said the Region is planning to sell natural gas directly to Turkey in the next two years.

According to a report from AKnews, he told the Caspian Gas Forum in Istanbul that the Kurdistan Region may sell natural gas to Turkey even if there is no consensus with Baghdad: "We plan to sell 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Turkey, and later Europe in the long-term."

The KRG move might take the tensions with Baghdad to new heights if it starts to sell oil to Turkey, and could also put a strain on Turkish-Iraqi relations.

(Source: AKnews)

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