The Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: exporting an 'environmental timebomb'


(August 19, 2005) The Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline  is the most controversial pipeline in the world. This doubious honour is due to its damaging geo-political, environmental and social impacts, its role in augmenting the power of corporate interests over national governments, and its alleged violation of the European human rights law and Turkey's accession partnership, as well as allegations of corruption, imcompetence and malpractice. European export credit agencies are among the financiers of the BTC pipeline.
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