BORDER TROUBLES * Turkey / Iran
Iran will not sell fuel to turkish trucks upon Turkey's new plan, says Iranian envoy
Ankara,Turkey -Hurriyet Daily News, by İpek Yezdani -31 Oct 2014: -- Iran cannot sell fuel to Turkish trucks, according to a new plan created by Turkish authorities to solve the passage fee and fuel row between Iran and Turkey, Iranian Ambassador to Ankara, Ali Reza Bigdeli, has said... The crisis between Turkey and Iran regarding truck transit fees recently heated up amid the latest hikes in fees for passage and fuel... Turkish representatives have been objecting to the $750 transit pass fee that Iran applies to all Turkish trucks, saying it is far too high. Turkey responded to the fee on Oct. 10 by increasing its own transit fee for Iranian trucks to $750. Iran then escalated, doubling its fee to $1,500 a few hours later... Turkey responded in kind, upping the fee for Iranian trucks to $1,500 as well and saying it had also begun taking 25 euros per 100 kilometers for fuel from Iranian trucks, as Iran does to Turkish trucks... Turkish transporters have paid more than $1 billion to Iran due to the difference in fuel prices between the two countries, said representatives from the International Transporters Association (UND) on Oct. 17... Iranian Ambassador Bigdeli, meanwhile, said there have been several talks between the two countries, though no consensus had been reached until recently...
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