The director of dispatching at the National Iranian Gas Company told that Iran to resume gas exports to Turkey as soon as possible.
Speaking to ILNA news agency, the Iranian official Mehdi Jamshidi-dana said "Iran's gas exports to Turkey were suspended due to a pipeline explosion."
he added that Turkey is repairing the pipelines importing gas from Iran on its soil and we will resume gas exports whenever we are notified that the pipeline repairing has been completed.
Iran sells about 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year to Turkey under a 25-year supply deal signed in 1996. This pipeline has been hit by terrorist attacks since the 1990s.
The explosion occurred near the Gurbulak border gate with Iran in Agri province, which is near the joint Bazargan border. Later, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the attack.