World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey has begun importing 5 to 10 road tankers of crude from Northern Iraq daily and the volume could rise to 100-200 tankers per day, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yıldız told reporters on Friday.
Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government are also in talks for the direct sale of natural gas to Turkey, in a move to bypass Baghdad, which could strain Turkey's ties with its Iraq.
Most Kurdish oil is still pumped into the national pipeline system. One pipeline carrying about 60,000 bpd already feeds directly from Kurdistan's Tawke oilfield into the main pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.
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Friday's PKK attack in eastern Bingol province had left the soldier in critical condition
Soldiers injured by improvised explosive in rural area of Bingol's Genc district
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Index sees decline of 3.8 pct monthly, according to Turkish Statistical Institute
BIST 100 index climbs 0.41 percent, while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands around 3.52
Suspects include catering company's chief executive
NGOs are the keystone of the nation's unity and solidarity, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan