Friday, March 30, 2012

Turkey Cuts Iran Oil Imports

Turkey today announced the reduction of oil imports from Iran. Turkey’s oil refinery, Tupras, said purchases from Iran were being reduced by 20 percent [AP, 30 March].

AP reports that the decision comes a day after the US ambassador to Turkey called on the country to reduce Iranian petroleum purchases. Earlier this month, the US exempted 10 EU countries and Japan from economic sanctions because they significantly reduced imports from Iran.

Meanwhile, the country’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Turkey plans to purchase one million tons of oil from Libya this year, and also engage in spot oil purchases from Saudi Arabia.

Source: The Associated Press, 30 March 2012


mat said...

The joining in of one more U.S.-controlled puppet.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. This is just a temporary move to appease its master.

Anonymous said...

Not everything passed on to the Press is true.

Its only throwing a bone to the dogs of war.

Dariush London.

Anonymous said...

Slowly but surly the noose is tightening.