Turkish opposition leader questions gas deal with Iran

April 29, 2014

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Sezgin Tanrıkulu submitted a parliamentary question on April 28 about an expensive gas deal with Iran, Today’s Zaman has reported.

Tanrıkulu directed the question to Minister of Customs and Trade Hayati Yazıcı, seeking answers about the costly gas deal signed with Iran. “Is it true that Iran made a 15-20 percent cut in their receivables from Turkey due to the embargo which has been put on Iran? If this is true, was this discount paid as a commission to certain people?” asked Tanrıkulu.

Tanrıkulu also questioned the legitimacy of the energy deal between the two countries and asked if international obligations had been disregarded. “Is it true that Turkey paid Iran in gold at the end of the deal to present the deal on paper as a gold export? If there are irregularities in this deal, will there be an investigation?” asked Tanrıkulu.
Copyright: Today’s Zaman, 2014