Turkey's energy minister has said negotiations are under way to earn waivers from US sanctions on crude oil imports from neighboring Iran. Talks are being conducted at the level of companies, Taner Yildiz said on Wednesday. The Obama administration on Tuesday exempted 10 European Union countries and Japan from US economic sanctions for reducing dependence on oil from Tehran. Ankara depends on natural gas and oil imports from Iran. “The fact that Turkey is not on the list does not mean that it will never be there,” Yildiz said, as cited by AFP.