ATHENS - Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to show Europe that he can complete the Gazprom-backed Turkish Stream pipeline before the EU wraps up the Southern Gas Corridor, an Ex-CEO of Turkey’s Botas told New Europe.

“Mr Putin is very pragmatic man and he has Gazprom in his hand to do the projects,” said Gokhan Yardim, who headed Turkey’s state pipeline operator when Blue Stream was constructed from Russia to Turkey. “After coming agreement with [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan h...


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