June 7, 2023
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BEIRUT — Iraqi officials announced on Saturday that Baghdad had won an international arbitration case that would halt oil exports from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region through Turkey.

Officials in Baghdad and Erbil, the seat of the Kurdish regional government, have long been at odds over the sharing of oil revenues. In 2014, the Kurdish region decided to unilaterally export oil via an independent pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

Baghdad called the move “smuggling” and “theft” and filed a lawsuit against Turkey at the International Court of Arbitration, arguing that…

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