Turkey says received no new US request to cut Iran oil imports

ANKARA Wed Dec 5, 2012 4:22am EST

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ANKARA Dec 5 (Reuters) - Turkey has not received any new request from the United States to reduce the level of its crude oil purchases from Iran and its existing level of purchases is continuing, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told Reuters on Wednesday.

In June, Washington exempted Turkey and six other countries from its financial sanctions on Iran's oil trade in return for a 20 percent cut in Turkey's purchases.