QA-29, 30 November 2013, Statement of the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey in Response to a Question Regarding Turkey's Cooperation with the KRG in the Field of Energy

During the visit of KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to Ankara on November 27th, some commercial contracts in the area of energy cooperation with the KRG, which are also in line with the Iraqi Constitution, have been agreed upon. However, the necessary process has not yet been completed. Our wish and preference is that this issue will be addressed in a tripartite framework and resolved in a manner that serves the common interests and prosperity of our peoples.

Turkey wishes that such collaboration will contribute to the development and strenghtening of a common understanding between the Central Government and the KRG in harmony with the Iraqi constitution.

In this spirit, we hope that all issues between the parties will be resolved expeditiously through dialogue and in good faith on the basis of Iraq's territorial integrity and unity.