Turkish TPAO withdraws staff from Iraqi oilfields
Turkey's state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has decided to pull its 60-strong staff out of Iraq within three weeks, anticipating a possible US strike against its southeastern neighbor, reported AP.
TPAO is drilling 20 oil wells around in northern Iraq since September 2001, when it was granted a $2.5 million exploratory drilling contract by the Iraqi ministry of oil under UN Security Council authorization. — (menareport.com)
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