Türkiye aims to expedite the revival and make the pipeline that runs from Iraq’s Kurdistan region to the Turkish port of Ceyhan operational as soon as possible, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Alparslan Bayraktar said Monday.
The remarks come after Bayraktar’s trip to Irbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) last Thursday, where he held talks with Iraqi Oil Minister Hayan Abdel-Ghani. The talks followed the two ministers’ meeting in Ankara earlier in the week.
Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan also discussed energy, in addition to economic and security relations, both with the president and prime minister of the KRG, after holding talks with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad last week.
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