Iraq presses claim to enforce arbitration award against Turkey

In a U.S. legal filing, Iraq contested Turkey's effort to flip the award in its own favor, as the two sides still appear deadlocked over a restart of Iraq’s northern exports.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani (center right) is received by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (center) in Ankara on March 21, 2023. (Photo credit: Iraqi Prime Minister's Office)

Budget loans give KRG financial lifeline

Baghdad has sent nearly $1 billion to Kurdistan since March, highlighting political cooperation that could grow into reliable financial flows with the passage of a new budget law.