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EURODIALOGUE

Journal of International Relations, European, Economic and Social Studies

be 551 km long. Three point seven per cent of the world’s oil transports are carried through the Turkish straits. Any mishap in the traffic of the Turkish straits would constitute a serious hazard for a metropolis like Istanbul with its more than 16 million inhabitants and would have an important impact on the world’s oil supply. Samsun-Ceyhan is designed to alleviate this heavy traffic. 4. Iraq-Turkey gas pipeline project As it was mentioned earlier, Iraq has 3.2 trillion cubic meters in natural gas. It is expected that these reserves will be utilized when political stability is established in Iraq. Map-7 shows all exiting and prospective oil and gas pipelines in Turkey. MAP-7: All oil and gas pipelines in Turkey

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Turkey on the European Doorstep  

A Publication based on the International Conference organised at the European Parliament/Brussels by Dr. ELENI THEOCHAROUS, Member of the Eu...

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