Saturday, February 09, 2013

Turkey: Turkey to continue to buy Iran’s natural gas

Source: IRNA

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said on Friday that turkey will continue to buy natural gas from Iran.

He made the remarks in response to media reports claiming that Turkey is to stop buying natural gas from Iran.

The Turkish minister said that the international sanctions against Iran do not include imports of natural gas from the country.

Yildiz who was attending a celebration marking the 34th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic revolution and Iran National Day in Ankara told the reporters that the two countries will continue their relations in energy sector.

He said that Iran supplies turkey with one-fifth of its natural gas needs based on a deal signed in 1996 between the two countries.

He referred to commonalities and extensive relations of the two countries and said that the existence of differences in some issues is natural and cannot harm good relations between the two friendly and brotherly countries.