ANKARA: Arinc Visits Sangachal Terminal

Arinc Visits Sangachal Terminal

Anadolu Agency, Turkey
Feb 8 2005

BAKU – Turkish Parliament Speaker Bulent Arinc paid a visit on Tuesday
to Sangachal Terminal, the starting point of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan
oil pipeline in Azerbaijan.

Officials at the terminal told Arinc that they would start pumping
oil from the pipeline in May, and the first oil would reach Ceyhan
in August 2005. They also said that the region would become the third
biggest oil terminal of the world in 2008.

Later, Arinc visited the ‘Hope Village’ where people, who are forced
to leave their homes following Armenian occupation, have been settled.

In the meantime Arinc said that Turkey had been supporting Azerbaijani

“The occupation of Upper Karabakh should come to an end as soon as
possible. Turkey and Azerbaijan have been expending joint efforts on
international platforms to this end. As a result of their initiatives,
the Council of Europe adopted a resolution asking Armenians to withdraw
from the region,” Arinc added.