Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said Monday that Turkey could not be indifferent to Iran's resources, Anadolu News Agency reported.
Speaking to members of the Association of Diplomatic Correspondents (DMD) over a breakfast in Ankara on Monday, Yildiz said that while Turkey could not be indifferent to Iran's resources, Turkey was not in agreement with Iran on every energy project. "For example, the South Pars (gas project) is no longer on Turkey's agenda," he said.
Touching on his recent visit to Venezuela, Minister Yildiz said that Turkey and Venezuela were conducting talks to construct residences in Venezuela in exchange for oil.
Venezuela needs two million residences in the medium run. A Turkish technical delegation will visit Venezuela on February 10 and 11 to discuss the construction of new residences in that country, Yildiz said.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez gave us a warm welcome. Chavez is planning to visit Turkey soon, Yildiz also said.