Moving closer together, Putin, Erdogan push Turkish Stream


Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan chat before a press conference in the new presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 1, 2014. Following the chilling of relations between Moscow and Ankara last year, it is now reasonable to assume that Putin is just as keen to make peace with Turkey, as is Erdogan.

Russia wants EU gas pipe inroads backing Nord Stream

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on July 29 Moscow and Ankara are discussing the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. “In general, we are currently talking about the construction of two lines. The second line is for southwestern European consumers which can also be laid under the Black Sea and routed through Turkey,” Rossiya-24 quoted Novak as saying.

On July 26, Russian news agencies quoted Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci as saying a political decision has been taken to continue ...

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