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Iraq to punish Turkey, Kurds over "smuggled" oil exports

Iraq to punish Turkey

Iraq to punish Turkey

Iraq oil minister said that they would take legal and other measures to punish Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iraq will take legal and other measures to punish Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan, as well as foreign companies, for any involvement in Kurdish exports of "smuggled" oil without Baghdad's consent, the oil minister said on Friday. Abdul Kareem Luaibi told reporters the government was preparing legal action against Ankara and would blacklist any companies dealing with oil piped to Turkey from Iraq's autonomous northern region without permission from Baghdad.

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