Iraqi Kurdistan Widens Control over Northern Oilfields

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The turmoil in Iraq has put the nation's oil industry in the spotlight, as forces from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have taken control of Kirkuk and nearby oilfields. Peter Kernan, from the Economist Intelligence Unit explains how the Kurds have already been trying to get control of their oil away from Baghdad and export it through Turkey.

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Fri 13 Jun 2014 16:32 GMT

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