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Gazprom ups gas flows to Turkey after pipeline blast

MOSCOW, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Russia's gas export monopoly Gazprom said it increased daily gas supplies to Turkey by 60 percent to 48 million cubic metres on Monday after an explosion damaged a pipeline carrying Iranian gas.

The company said it increased gas supplies through the Blue Stream underwater pipeline following Turkey's request.

The gas flow on a pipeline carrying Iranian natural gas to Turkey was halted due to a blast in eastern Turkey in the early hours of Monday.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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Keywords: GAZPROM TURKEY/