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Oil deal reached between Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government

The Kurdistan Regional Government says an agreement will result in the resumption of oil exports to Turkey after a legal dispute stopped outflows.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq announced on Tuesday that it reached an agreement with the federal government on their oil dispute. The region's oil exports to Turkey, halted following a court ruling, are now set to resume. 

The KRG's head of Foreign Media Affairs, Lawk Ghafuri, tweeted that KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani signed an agreement to resume oil exports from the Kurdistan Region to Turkey via the Ceyhan port. Ghafuri said the exports would resume on Monday.

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