PUK leader says Garmian oil fields controlled by mafia, gunmen

PUK Co-President Bafel Talabani (file)

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SULAIMANI — Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Co-President Bafel Talabani said on Sunday (December 5) oil fields in Garmian are under the control of gunmen and mafia figures.

Talabani’s statement came in response to a question raised during a meeting with student protestors on income from oil fields in Garmian.

"I’m planning to send forces to those oil fields in Garmian to take it from them,” the co-president said.

Talabani also said mafia figures did not dare take control of the oil fields in Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) controlled areas.

(NRT Digital Media)