The Shah Deniz pipeline – also called the South Caucasus pipeline – which transports natural gas from Azerbaijan to Turkey, has halted flow for the second time in one month after an explosion occurred on 24 August.
The pipeline had only resumed its usual gas flow on 23 August when the explosion happened near the Turkish-Georgia border – the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been accused of the attack.
This attack only furthers Turkey’s previously addressed plan to deploy thermal cameras and horseback patrols around the pipelines. No doubt these security measures will take place soon.
Edited from various sources by Stephanie Roker
Sources: Middle East Eye, Reuters