Turkey to halt all exports from Iraqi Kurdistan region

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September 20th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Agencies – – by Samer Hussein –  

Turkey may halt all exports from Iraqi Kurdistan region in the wake of the forthcoming Iraqi Kurdistan independence vote.

The decision comes as Turkish officials convene with military officers to review all options in response to the unilateral actions of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the ruling regime of Iraq’s Kurdistan province.

The Turkish response could significantly affect the future of Kirkuk–Ceyhan Oil Pipeline, which is otherwise highly important for the very existence of the province, especially as regards the economy as a lion’s share of all of the region’s financial resources flow in thanks to the crude oil pipeline.

For September 25th, the ruling Barazani regime in Kurdistan region of Iraq is scheduling a referendum on region’s independence. The move is being opposed not only by Iraq and its neighbourng states, but several major world powers, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States including, as well.

Turkey, which is a home to at least 10 million Kurds, fears that the Kurdistan referendum in Iraq could leave negative consequences that might lead to a drastic destabilization in the country.

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