ANKARA/ERBIL - Leaders in Turkey and Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan are negotiating to finalize a massive deal for Turkish state-backed oil and gas development and the construction of pipelines.
"We are having serious discussions with the company," said KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, referring to a new state-backed company that is being created to carry out the deal. "We hope they participate in the region."
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