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MY LADIES » November 21st, 2014, 10:03 pm
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR PASSPORT AND SUNGLASSES AND LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON UNDER YOUR NOSE.
LET’S TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO TURKEY AND SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE OIL AND GAS LAW IN IRAQ.
ALRIGHT NOW HERE IS A LINK TO THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL ENERGY AND ECONOMIC SUMMIT THAT WAS HELD IN ISTANBUL THESE LAST FEW DAYS.
THE SUMMIT ENDS TOMORROW THE 22ND WITH A SPECIAL CLOSING ADDRESS FROM JOE BIDEN WHO HAPPENED TO BE IN TURKEY FOR MEETINGS WITH THE TURKISH PRIME MINISTER TONIGHT FRIDAY.
NOW TURKISH PRIME MINISTER DAVUTOGLU HAD A MEETING YESTERDAY IN BAGHDAD WITH FUAD, AND JUBOURI AND ABADI ABOUT SECURITY ISSUES AND HE OFFERED HIS SUPPORT FOR THE RENEWAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN IRAQ.
HE THAN LEFT BAGHDAD AND WENT TO ERBIL TO MEET WITH BOTH BARZANI TO DISCUSS THEIR AIDE TO PESHMERGA AND THE OIL AGREEMENT KURDISTAN HAS WITH BAGHDAD.
THIS GOT HIM BACK TO TURKEY IN JUST ENOUGH TIME TO HAVE A WORKING DINNER WITH THE VP OF THE USA. HUMMM CONVENIENT.
IN THE MEAN TIME WE HAVE THE OIL MINISTER OF BAGHDAD AND THE OIL MINISTER OF KURDISTAN SITTING DOWN MAKING NICE AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL ENERGY AND ECONOMIC SUMMIT.
NOW WHY WOULD THEY BOTH THERE. NEVER BEFORE HAVE THEY BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND.
I THINK WE SHOULD BE SEEING THE FINAL WRAP UP OF THIS OIL AND GAS LAW SOONER THAN LATER.
AT THIS POINT THERE IS NO WHERE ELSE TO GO, IRAQ NEEDS AN INTERNATIONAL REALITY RATE AND THEY OF SORT OF NEED IT NOW IF YOU REALLY READ AND LOOK INTO WHO IS INVOLVED AND WHAT’S GETTING DONE.
CONNECT ALL THE DOTS FOLKS AND IT WILL LEAD YOU INTERNATIONAL.
LET’S HAVE A CLOSER LOOK;
CEO OF GENEL SAYS TURKEY IS GUARANTOR OF ENERGY PEACE BETWEEN BAGHDAD AND ERBIL. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER THE OIL MINISTER OF BAGHDAD AND THE OIL MINISTER OF KURDISTAN SAT DOWN TOGETHER AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL ENERGY AND ECONOMY SUMMIT TOGETHER IN INSTNBUL TURKEY N THURDAY AND WERE ABLE TO GET ALONG AND PLAY NICE
Turkey a guarantor for energy peace in Iraq
12:06, 21 November 2014 Friday
Turkey stands as a guarantor for energy peace between Baghdad and Erbil, head of an international energy company says
Turkey is a guarantor for energy peace between Baghdad and Erbil, according to the CEO of an international energy company operating in Iraq.
A dispute between Baghdad and Erbil over the sale of oil turned into an international legal wrangle as the Iraqi government brought a lawsuit against the Kurdish Regional Government, KRG, in foreign courts. However, the central government and the KRG signed a temporary agreement to settle the oil dispute last week, clearing the way for a permanent settlement to be enacted in a joint hydrocarbon law.
"Turkey is a natural guarantor for energy peace between Baghdad and Erbil," Mehmet Sepil, CEO of Genel Energy-- one of the biggest international energy companies operating in Iraq-- told The Anadolu Agency.
He said the oil produced in Northern Iraq can only come through Turkey whether it is Kurdish oil or oil from the central government in Baghdad, hence Turkey will guarantee peace.
"Turkey said that the oil is being sold for the good of the whole Iraq and now this situation is being realized. If the oil was not sold, the recent agreement between Baghdad and northern Iraq would never have been signed," Sepil said.
He emphasized the importance of the meeting between the Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdel Mahdi and Kurdish Regional Government Oil Minister Ashti Hawrami at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economy Summit in Istanbul on Thursday.
“They set together at an international organization for the first time. I think that the recent agreement signed prior to Istanbul was a beginning for them although they still have serious problems to be handled. However, now I think it is more than a beginning," he stated, adding that both of the leaders identify the same problems. (READ MORE)
VP BIDEN IN TURKEY FOR IMPORTANT TALKS AND TO GIVE WRAP UP ADDRESS AT THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL ENERGY AND ECONOMIC SUMMIT.
U.S. Vice President Biden in Istanbul for official talks
22:45, 21 November 2014 Friday
Biden meets with Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu during his Istanbul visit.
World Bulletin/News Desk
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Istanbul on Friday for official talks with Turkish officials amid strained relations over the Syria crisis.
After his trips to Morocco and Ukraine, Biden met with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu within the framework of a working dinner at the prime ministry office in Besiktas district of the city.
"We've been friends for a long time and one of the great advantages of being back in Turkey with a friend and NATO ally is we're always direct with one another," U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told a joint news conference with Davutoglu.
"We have tackled a number of very contentious issues regionally and internationally and we've always eventually come out on the same side," he said.
Speaking just before Biden's arrival in Istanbul, Davutoglu, who has spent the last two days in Iraq, said there could be no sustainable peace in Syria while Assad remained in power.
"Look at how things are getting better in Iraq after a government chosen by the people is in place," he told reporters at Istanbul airport. (READ MORE)
WOW!! THE ECONOMIC REBIRTH OF IRAQ!! READ THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE IT IS PRETTY STRONG STUFF.
Davutoglu: Turkey supports economic rebirth of Iraq –UPDATED
Update: 11:50, 20 November 2014 Thursday
The visit will be the first by a Turkish prime minister to Iraq in almost four years. Prime Minister Davutoglu says Iraq can rise as an economic power in the world once peace is established at home
World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has committed Turkey to supporting the renewal of economic growth of Iraq.
"We hope Iraq will soon set free from the terror threat and will enable a solid domestic integrity so as to serve as a key actor in the process to build the peace both at home and in the region," Davutoglu told a press coference early Thursday at Ankara's Esenboga Airport before he departed for Baghdad on a two-day official visit to the southern neighbor country.
Davutoglu explained that Iraq has the capacity to become a rising economic power, not only in the region but also in the world by exploiting its rich natural resources for development, once it restores peace at home. (READ MORE)
TURKEY HELPS SOLVE THE PROBLEMS BETWEEN BAGHDAD AND ERBIL. WHO KNEW??
Turkey's policy for Iraqi oil aids dispute resolution
14:39, 20 November 2014 Thursday
Turkey's energy minister says policy of allowing Kurdish region oil sales contributed to normalization of Iraqi exports.
World Bulletin/News Desk
Turkey's policy of allowing Iraq's Kurdish region to export oil has helped resolve the Kurds' dispute with Baghdad, the Turkish energy minister said on Thursday.
"Turkey worked in the past year towards a formula that will benefit the Kurdish Regional Government and the Federal Government of Iraq, and the agreement between the two parties last week on sharing oil export revenue proves to be a very positive outcome for both," said Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz.
"The 35 cargoes of around 25 million barrels of crude oil from north Iraq that have just been exported, creating over $2 billion in revenue for both parties, is a major contribution," Yildiz said, speaking at the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit 2014 in Istanbul.
Some questioned whether the sale of Kurdish region oil to international markets via Turkey was legitimate or not. "But, in the end, Turkey contributed to the normalization of all of Iraq by facilitating the process," Yildiz said.
Yildiz also said that Turkey supports policies of energy supply security, not only for Turkey, but also for all its surrounding regions including the European Union.
"The Ukraine crisis, which raised concerns about energy supply security for the EU, is here to stay. The agreement that was reached between the EU, Ukraine and Russia recently will only provide a temporary solution until March 2015," Yildiz said.
"We look forward next year for the coordination of the energy policies of the US, the EU and Turkey with regard to many of the challenges we face," U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said at the summit. The Ukraine crisis may have left the EU countries short of supply of crucial Russian natural gas before winter this year.
"The conflict in Ukraine has led to a very comprehensive look into energy security," Moniz said. "The U.S, and our colleagues in Europe are very committed to the idea that energy security is not something for just every individual country to consider alone, It is a collective responsibility among allies and friends."