Turkey minds priorities of Iraqi government, says energy minister

Turkey's energy minister said Turkey would not be indifferent to any energy project in Iraq.

Turkey minds priorities of Iraqi government, says energy minister

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said on Friday that Turkey's energy sector would not be indifferent to any energy project in Iraq.

On the claims that Turkey and the administration in the north of Iraq signed a deal against the Iraqi constitution, Yildiz said Turkey would have minded the priorities of the Iraqi government and the constitution.

Yildiz added Turkey's energy sector would not be indifferent to any energy project in Iraq, regardless it was in the north or the south. Turkey was one of the 19 countries doing business in Iraq, he added.

Regarding the Greek Cypriot administration's agreement with Italian and French companies to conduct drilling in the Mediterranean Sea, Yildiz said drilling in the exclusive economic zones contrary to the international law was not right. He said, "if it would be done anyway, it should include the whole Cyprus."

He said they would overview the applications of the (Italian energy company) ENI in Turkey and added ENI should decide which project it would be in.

On a question whether seismic search ship would conduct a contra search activity, Yildiz said they were not after a countermove in eastern Mediterranean.

 

 

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