Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 35

28-Aug-2006

TURKEY

Turkey-Iran Gas Pipeline Sabotaged

The pipeline transporting Iranian natural gas to Turkey was sabotaged on 19 August, resulting in an explosion and fire. The attack was in Turkeys eastern Agri province near the village of Gecitalan. Turkish officials accused the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which has been fighting for an independent Kurdish state in eastern Turkey since the early 1980s, of being responsible for the attack. Gas...