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Iraq to reopen oil pipeline to Turkey bypassing Kurdistan

Iraq will reopen a crude oil pipeline to Turkey which bypasses one operated by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said the country’s oil ministry on Tuesday.

In a statement Iraq’s oil minister Jabar al-Luaibi asked state owned North Oil Co. to begin the restoring and reopening the Kirkuk Ceyhan pipeline reports Reuters.

The pipeline crosses territory formerly held by Islamic State militants in 2014 and recaptured by US backed Iraqi forces over the past two years.

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