President of Turkey threatens to cut off oil exports flow of Kurds
Turkey may cut off flow of crude oil from the northern region of Iraq – Kurdistan, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday, putting further pressure on the Kurdistan when Ankara considered vote separatism Kurrd is not legitimate.
Turkey – the country is against the referendum today on independence from Iraq that the Government regional Kurdistan (KRG) called – very important for the oil exports of Kurdistan to the world, by because most sheep Kurdish oil is passed through a pipeline to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey.
Turkey is the country with the most number of Kurds in the region and see the referendum as a serious problem for the security of their country. Iraq and Iran are also strongly opposed to the referendum of the Kurds. The powers America and Western Europe, also rejected, these countries have called to cancel the vote because it could destabilize the region further and distract efforts to defeat ISIS.
The referendum is being conducted, and the President of the regional government of Kurdistan, Masoud Barzani, posted on the tweet that he had voted.
President of Turkey Erdogan said he had not decided definitively to cut off oil exports of Kurdistan, but made clear that this option is being considered, according to Reuters.
Earlier, Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim said his country would not recognize the results of the referendum of the Kurds and can apply sanctions against the KRG and evaluation measures relating to gate and airspace.
According to sources in transport, oil flow from Kurdistan via Ceyhan as of Monday morning local time is still normal transport. On Sunday, Iraq has called on countries outside next stop importing oil from Kurdistan and only direct transactions with the central government.