Turkey, Kurdistan Region have significant economic relationship, says KRG spox

The spokesperson stated that the Kurdistan Region will not be excluded from the agreements signed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Iraq.
Peshawa Hawramani, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson, speaking to Kurdistan24, April 23, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)
Peshawa Hawramani, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson, speaking to Kurdistan24, April 23, 2024. (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – Peshawa Hawramani, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesperson, on Tuesday told Kurdistan24 that Turkey and the Kurdistan Region have a long-standing and historically significant economic relationship.

The spokesperson stated that the Kurdistan Region will not be excluded from the agreements signed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Iraq.

Regarding relations between Ankara and Erbil, Hawramani stressed that Turkey is interested in fostering positive relations with the Kurdistan Region.

He also pointed out that Turkey is actively working towards establishing a conducive environment for dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad.

He further mentioned that the Kurdistan Region holds a strong economic position, with trade being conducted through the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing connecting Turkey and Iraq.

Moreover, the official revealed that there is no technical excuse for the lack of implementation of the agreement between the KRG and the Iraqi government on oil exports.

“The Iraqi government is attempting to hinder the Kurdistan Region from obtaining the advantages of the road development project. Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in his meetings with senior officials of the Iraqi government, and Erdogan said that Kurdistan Region cities shouldn’t be excluded from this project. Consequently, we are determined to exert all possible efforts to ensure that the KRG is not excluded from the road development project,” he added.