Iran’s Gas Export to Turkey Disrupted

Iran’s Gas Export to Turkey DisruptedIran’s Gas Export to Turkey Disrupted

Turkey's natural gas import from Iran was halted for the tenth time on March 31 following an explosion in a pipeline 1.5 km inside Turkey near the border with Iran, director of dispatching at the National Iranian Gas Company said.
“Gas flow to the neighboring country, which started in 2001, has been interrupted at least 10 times mostly due to terrorist attacks in Turkey,” Mehdi Jamshidi Dana was quoted as saying by IRNA.
Sabotage is common on pipelines going into Turkey from Iran and Iraq, where the Kurdistan Workers' Party group or PKK is based. The outlawed group has waged an armed struggle against the Turkish state since 1984. Ankara has banned the Kurdish group as a terrorist organization.


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