ANKARA AND BAKU CAPABLE TO GUARD BTC AT OWN EXPENSE
08.03.2006 20:36 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkey and Azerbaijan are capable to guard the
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline at their own expense, Turkish
Ambassador to Azerbaijan Turan Morali stated. In his words, presently
the issue of formation of military units for guarding the oil pipeline
is not being discussed at the state level and there is no need in
it. “The formation, coordination of activities and deployment of
joint forces is a complicated process demanding great deal of time. We
can help the country which is not able to secure the sector passing
through its territory,” he noted. According to Mr.
Morali, the Georgian government requested oil companies to render
assistance in guarding the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. As for
the possibility of attacks on the Turkish sector of the pipeline by
Kurdish military units and other terrorist groupings, the Ambassador
noted there are no problems in this view, reported APA news agency.