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 Bombing Suspect Charged in Civilian Court
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Iraq Blocks Turkish Energy Minister’s Visit, Forces Plane to Turn Around
Revoked Permits for Flight Into Kurdish Capital
by Jason Ditz, December 04, 2012
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The Iraqi government has blocked a Turkish government plane from entering Iraqi airspace today, despite the plane having already been giving all flight permits and its passenger, the Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, having planned the visit well in advance.
The plane was already en route to Irbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), for a meeting with KRG officials, when Iraqi officials ordered them to turn the plane around in mid-air and return to Turkey.
Iraqi government officials are downplaying the incident, saying Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki issued an edict just hours earlier that all planes headed to Irbil are required to land in Baghdad first to be searched. Normally a plane with a foreign government’s minister would be exempt from this sort of rule.
Yet it reflects both the growing tensions between the KRG and the Iraqi central government as well as Iraq and the Turkish government. An energy ministry visit might’ve been particularly annoying since Turkey has been buying oil directly from the KRG over Maliki’s objections.
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Highlights
People Vanishing from Iraq War History
Kelley Vlahos on four souls they'd rather we forget
Marching in Lockstep with the Police State
John Whitehead on the seeds of tyranny in Boston
Spellbound by Terrorism
Meager threats consume Americans, says Paul Pillar
Breaking News
Bombing Suspect Charged in Civilian Court
Authorities claim the two brothers acted alone
US: Iran Greatest Threat to Nuclear NPT
Not stopping Iran's program 'threatens credibility'
Turkey PM Spurns US, Will Visit Gaza
No change to plans for May visit