Skip to comments.
Turkish pipeline ablaze after blast
Press tv ^
| Sat, 03 Jul 2010
Posted on 07/04/2010 3:03:59 AM PDT by BlackVeil
An explosion has blown up a section of a pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to southern Turkey and set it on fire.
The blast occurred on Saturday near the town of Midyat in the southeastern province of Mardin, but the cause is still unknown, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported.
Firefighters have arrived on the scene, but the fire is still raging, according to the latest reports.
The 970-kilometer (600-mile) twin conduit pipeline begins in Iraq's northern oil hub of Kirkuk and ends in the port of Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean coast ...
(Excerpt) Read more at presstv.ir ...
TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kurds; pkk; turkey
It is being suggested everywhere that this is the work of Kurdish guerillas - the PKK.
posted on 07/04/2010 3:04:01 AM PDT
Maybe we could send the PKK a humanitarian aid convoy.
posted on 07/04/2010 4:16:32 AM PDT
(Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
Unfortunately, they are already getting all the aid they need. They are a rather scary and unstable group. Their presence in northern Iraq bodes ill for the long term. I wonder who their backers are - many say Russia.
posted on 07/04/2010 5:10:45 AM PDT
We only allow them to live to keep turkey in check.
posted on 07/04/2010 7:39:11 AM PDT
The PKK is backed by the USA and Israel against Iran. Turkey suffers the side effects of this and the result is obvious. The PKK is safe in northern Iraq. Protected by the ultimate power over the state there. Too bad.
posted on 07/05/2010 3:53:58 PM PDT
(Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, Justice)
To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
- Russia: BTC Pipeline is 'Dead'
- Turkey seeks used attack helicopters, transports -- decided to buy nine secondhand AgustaWestland A129s from the Italian army. The Turkish army has an active fleet of 28 Bell AH-1s in the P, S and W variants, as listed by Flightglobal's HeliCAS database. It mainly uses the aircraft in the south-east of Turkey against PKK militants, but urgently needs to replace the type.
- Five Killed in Istanbul Bomb Attack on Soldiers' Bus
- Kurdish Political Leader Claims Plan To Dissolve The PKK Is Finalized
- Treasury Designates Free Life Party of Kurdistan a Terrorist Organization
- The PKK is putting more bombing and assassination plans into action
- Kurdish Rebels Kill 15 Turkish Soldiers
- Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish rebel target in Iraq
- Three German mountaineers kidnapped by PKK in eastern Turkey
- Three German tourists kidnapped in eastern Turkey
- Turkish Troops Pull Out of Iraq
- Gates pressures Turks on Iraq offensive
- U.S. Knew of Turkey's Plan To Hit PKK, Didn't Object
- Iraq too fragile for Turkish incursion
- Turkey warns Iraqi Kurds against sheltering PKK rebels
- Kurdish Soldiers in Iraq Caught Between Competing Allegiances
- Iraq's Kurds vow to defend themselves against Turkey
- Turkey's Kurds fed up with fighting, seek 'normal' life
- Iran reinforces Iraq border after Turkish attack (Turkish helicopter shot down by Kurds)
- Iraq - Kurdish rebels say Turkish helicopter shot down
- Turkey launches ground operation in Iraq
- Turkish Planes Strike Kurdish Rebel Targets in Northern Iraq
- Car bomb kills 5, wounds 67 in Turkey
- BBC: Turkey in fresh Iraq air strikes
- Turkey's Terror Problem Is Ours
- 300 TURKISH TROOPS ENTER NORTHERN IRAQ OVERNIGHT -SENIOR IRAQI MILITARY SOURCE
- Turkey launches biggest bombing raid on Kurdish rebels in Iraq (50 warplanes)
- Turkey bombs Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq; military chief says U.S. approved
- Turkey - Turkish army confirms that bombed targets Kurds in Iraq
- Iraq's Kurds, PKK say no Turkey attack, no casualties (US, KRG, PKK say attacks not confirmed)
- Iraqi officials say Turkish helicopter gunships have attacked villages inside Iraq
- Kurdish rebels have crossed into Iran to avoid Turkish offensive: ex-leader(What would Iran do?)
- Kurd rebels say open to talks, may give up arms
- PKK frees captured Turkish soldiers
- Turkey closes airspace to N.Iraq flights: NTV
posted on 07/06/2010 4:00:35 PM PDT
("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
Anything that undermines the parasitical parastate of islamofascist genocide denying Turkland is a good thing - a good day.
posted on 07/06/2010 5:35:28 PM PDT
(But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson