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Turkish PM defends gas deal with Iran

Posted by alanmirs on July 17, 2007

ANKARA (Thomson Financial) – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan today defended a preliminary gas deal with neighbouring Iran to carry natural gas to Europe, brushing aside US criticism that the Islamic republic is not ‘reliable.’

AFX News Limited

Turkish PM defends gas deal with Iran
07.17.07, 6:30 AM ET

‘Iran made us an attractive offer… Should we not think of our country’s interests at this point?’ Erdogan said. ‘Is the United States going to ask why we did not seek their permission? I believe they (the US) will understand.’




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