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Turkey: Mount Cudi and the PKK: Securing the ITP Near Cizre

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) recently claimed that the recent bombing of the ITP, which resulted in a 11-day disruption to oil supplies, cost the Kurds over $250mn in July in addition to $250mn in losses from the regular tapping of the pipeline. Turkey is taking the risk of further attacks on the ITP seriously, declaring a number of “special security zones” near the pipeline subject to emergency rule with curfews, increased military presence and in some cases, the total clearing of villages.

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