Παρασκευή, 7 Νοεμβρίου 2008

Blast at Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline disrupts flow - Kurdish student sentenced to 10 years

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/11/06/europe/EU-Turkey-Iraq-Pipeline.php
ANKARA, Turkey: A blast at a pipeline carrying oil from Iraq to Turkey halted supplies and caused a large spill, officials said Thursday. The blast late Wednesday was caused by a change in pressure in the pipeline and was not sabotage, said provincial Gov. Yusuf Yavascan. Kurdish rebels seeking autonomy in the country's south have attacked the pipeline in the past.
The explosion occurred near the town of Bozova, in the predominantly Kurdish province of Sanliurfa, which borders Syria in the country's southeast. The pipeline connects oil fields around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk with the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. The state-run Anatolia news agency said pipeline officials stopped the oil flowing after the spill spread 2 kilometers (1 1/4 miles) from the site of the explosion. The oil stopped close to a reservoir and Yavascan said measures were taken to prevent the waters from being polluted. Officials at the state-run BOTAS pipeline company would not immediately comment and it was not clear when the pipeline would be operational again.
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SANANDAJ – STUDENT – PRISON
Washington, 5 November (IranVNC)–The revolution court of Sanandaj City in Iran’s Kurdistan Province has sentenced a student to 10 years in prison on charges of “having ties to a dissident Kurdish political party and acting against national security,” according to a report by Amir Kabir University of Technology’s student newsletter. Yasser Goli, a student of Islamic Azad University in Sanandaj, was formerly the first secretary of the Kurdish Students Democratic Union of Iranian Universities and the editor of the Kurdish-Farsi student publication of the Islamic Azad University of Sanandaj.According to the Amir Kabir newsletter, there are currently 17 Kurdish students in jail. Source: Amir Kabir University of Technology’s students newsletter ,,...http://www.iranvnc.com/en/floater_article/1/5808

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