Turkish officials Saturday blamed sabotage for a fire on a pipeline carrying Iraqi crude to a Mediterranean port from where it is transported to world markets, Anatolia news agency reported.
- 6 August, 2012 -- Blast interrupts Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline
An overnight blast in southeastern Turkey interrupted oil flow from Iraq, with Kurdish rebels suspected to be behind the explosions, Turkish and Iraqi authorities said Monday.
- 28 June, 2012 -- Turkey fortifies Syrian border; bomb hits Damascus
Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns, rocket launchers and other weapons along its border with Syria on Thursday, a military buildup that came as world powers showed new urgency to resolve the crisis before it ignites the region.
- 9 June, 2012 -- Bombs hit Iraq pipelines, exports unhurt
Five bombs exploded at a northern Iraqi oil field on Saturday morning, damaging two pipelines without affecting the country's vital crude exports, officials said.
- 31 May, 2010 -- Turkey rocket attack ‘kills six’
Six Turkish soldiers die in a rocket attack on a naval base by the Mediterranean Sea, the country's state media reports.
- 6 October, 2012 -- Turkey responds to Syrian shelling
Another mortar shell from Syria struck Turkish territory on Saturday, prompting a fourth straight day of retaliatory artillery fire, and reviving fears that the crisis in Syria could spiral into a regional conflict.