A tanker containing a million barrels of crude oil is floating around the Mediterranean, and its cargo is available at half-price. Any country seizing the bargain is helping Iraq’s Kurds to win greater independence.
Turkey is holding exclusive talks with Japan to build its second nuclear power plant after failing to reach an agreement with South Korea.
Turkish rescue workers battled flames and methane gas to try to save miners still trapped underground after a fire in a coal shaft that has emerged as the country’s worst mining disaster.
Turkey completed the recovery of bodies from the Soma coal mine in western Turkey with the final toll from the country’s worst mining disaster reaching 301.
Turkey and Iran discussed building a second natural-gas pipeline between the two countries, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said today.
"At the moment, 100,000 barrels to 120,000 barrels of oil flow from northern Iraq per day."
- Taner Yildiz on Jun 19, 2014