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BAGHDAD, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi exports of crude oil continue flowing
through Turkey despite the Turkish military operation against the Kurdish
Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas in northern Iraq, the Iraqi Oil Ministry said on
Sunday. "I confirm that the oil exports are flowing normally to Ceyhanport and
that the operations did not effect it," an official from the ministry's media
office told Xinhua.
"There is up to 350,000 barrels of crude oil per day exported through the
Ceyhan port," the official said.
On Friday, Turkey said that 10,000 of its troops were taking part in the
cross-border offensive against hideouts of the banned PKK fighters in
mountainous area in northern Iraq.