BAGHDAD, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Turkey has told Iraq it will
reject any extension of oil and gas pipelines from Kurdistan
without the approval of the Baghdad government, Iraq's oil
minister Abdul Kareem Luaibi was quoted saying by the state
media network on Monday.
"Turkey has officially informed Iraq it rejects extending
oil and gas export pipelines from the Kurdistan region to pass
through Turkey without approval from federal government," the
network quoted the minister as saying.
Iraq's Arab-led central government and the Kurdistan
regional government (KRG), run by ethnic Kurds, are locked in a
long-running dispute over land and oil rights that is fraying
the country's uneasy federal union.
(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by David Holmes)