Erdogan Says Iran-Turkey Gas Flow to Resume Soon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he discussed with his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi the recent disruption in Iran’s natural gas flow to his country.

During an interview with NTV tv, Erdogan on late Wednesday said he spoke with Raisi at the weekend, and told him to continue gas exports and postpone repair operation to summer due to rough winter conditions. Erdogan said Raisi assured him that full gas flow from Iran will be returned in 10 to 15 days.

“Raisi said to me that Iran is also experiencing extreme winter conditions,” Erdogan said, adding the cut in supply of natural gas is due to technical issues.

Erdogan furthered that a delegation from the Turkish Energy Ministry and its Energy Transfer Company would visit Iran to discuss a solution to the problem.

Recently, the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry said they were forced to limit the use of gas and electricity supplies for industrial sites due to a sudden halt to the flow of gas from Iran through Agri province.

The ministry said some companies have already suspended their operations and refused to stick to half-day work.

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