Turkey turns down Israeli offer to build gas pipeline
Turkey has turned down an Israeli offer to build a natural gas pipeline through its territory
. The pipeline would have also allowed Israel to export natural gas directly to Europe.
“Israel has made a bid to build a pipeline to Turkey within the last two weeks,” the Hurriyet
quoted the official as saying. “But we have a policy regarding Israel
and the claims that Turkey leans towards this idea is not true.”
The pipeline would allow Israel to sell gas to Europe, but the
Turkish government has not given a response because of the tensions
between the countries.
This follows reports from Yediot Ahronot that
two Israelis held two meetings in Turkey with the country's energy
ministry officials in order to present the offer. The story was reported
in the Turkish daily Vatan on Thursday, according to the report.
I think that's called cutting off your nose to spite your face....
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