Ankara inks power pact with Tehran over US objections

ANKARA: Turkey on Tuesday signed an agreement with neighboring Iran for joint power-production projects despite US pressure against investment in the Islamic Republic.

Energy Minister Hilmi Guler played down US discontent with flourishing energy cooperation between its NATO ally Turkey and Iran, saying more agreements would be concluded in the coming days.

“The signing [of agreements] will continue. Our efforts are continuing,” Guler told a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Parviz Fattah after the two signed the power-production deal.

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