Explosion hits NATO oil pipeline in Turkey -agency

Government officials said the explosion was due to excessive pressure on the pipeline, Anatolian reported.

Explosion hits NATO oil pipeline in Turkey -agency

An explosion on Wednesday damaged an oil pipeline in northwest Turkey that supplies installations of the Western NATO military alliance, state-run news agency Anatolian reported, citing security sources.

Government officials said the explosion was due to excessive pressure on the pipeline, Anatolian reported.

About 60 to 70 tonnes of oil had leaked from the line in the province of Bilecik and firefighters were at the scene to prevent the fuel from catching fire.

PKK militants claimed responsibility for a blast on a Turkish-Iraqi oil pipeline last year that stopped Iraqi oil shipments to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan.


Reuters

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