Turkey to continue energy cooperation with Iraq's Kurdish autonomy

Turkey will continue energy cooperation with Iraq's Kurdish autonomy, and this partnership will not cause any inconvenience to the central government of Iraq, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on November 17, TRT Haber reports.

He noted that Turkey and the Kurdish autonomy will cooperate in the exchange of oil and oil products. Thus, the autonomy will supply oil to Turkey, and Turkey, in turn, will export oil products to the Kurdish autonomy.

«There is an acute shortage of energy and petroleum products in such a large province of the Kurdish autonomy as Sulaymaniyah. Our partnership will help the autonomy to solve this problem,» Erdogan said.

Iraqi officials have previously criticized the cooperation of the Kurdish autonomy and Turkey in the field of energy.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza