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Shafaq News/ The Ministry of Natural Resources in Kurdistan Region announced, on Monday, the suspension of oil exports to Turkey, attributing the reason for that to the recent earthquakes.
"Because of the earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria, and to make sure of the safety of the oil export process, it was decided to stop the oil export process through the Kurdistan Region-Turkey pipeline," the ministry said in a statement received by Shafaq News agency.
The statement of the Ministry of Wealth added, "The export process will be resumed after the disclosure reports issued by the concerned authorities are issued."
Today, Monday noon, a new earthquake struck the city of Kahramanmaraş, southeastern Turkey, with a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale.
Residents in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon felt the intensity of the earthquake, without any reports of losses so far.
The cities of southern and southeastern Turkey and northern Syria witnessed, early Monday, a strong earthquake, with a magnitude ranging between 7.4 and 7.8, according to the different observatories.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan revealed that the death toll from the devastating earthquake had reached 6,300 dead and injured, while the Syrian Ministry of Health announced that the death toll had risen to more than 1,368.
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