Minister: Turkey's projects continue in all corners of Iraq

Türkiye Materials 31 March 2013 17:35 (UTC +04:00)

Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Taner Yildiz said that Turkey's projects continued in all corners of Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a written statement released on Sunday, the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said that Minister Yildiz appeared on the private Kanal 7 TV channel and talked on various issues.

Touching on energy cooperation with north of Iraq, Taner Yildiz stressed that Turkey's projects continued in all regions of Iraq.

"We have spent 600 million USD with our partners in the natural gas and oil fields in the south. Our projects in these regions continue," Yildiz said.

"In a previous meeting, the Iraqi Oil Minister Luaibi indicated that they wanted to develop a joint project with Turkey. We expressed our readiness for a pipeline that would extend from Basra to the north and Ceyhan." Yildiz also said.