Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 22

29-May-2006

TURKEY

Turkey Holds Kurdish Rebels Responsible For Iran Gas Pipeline Bomb

Ankara is blaming Kurdish rebels for an explosion that damaged part of a natural gas pipeline that carries Iranian gas to Turkey. The explosion occurred on 23 May near Dogubayazit on the Iranian border and caused damage estimated at around $370,000. Turkish pipeline operator Botas stopped the flow of gas in order to carry out repairs. According to the latest Botas...