Turkish Stream to Replace South Stream Gas Pipeline- Erdogan
The new gas pipeline which may replace the South Stream gas pipeline may be called “Turkish Stream”, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan, as cited by RIA Novosti, announced Wednesday that the name had been proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The plans for the Russian-Turkish project were presented after a meeting between Putin and Erdogan on December 1.
Speaking at a press conference after the talks, Putin made clear that Russia was suspending the South Stream gas pipeline.
The new pipeline is to cross the Black Sea seabed, bringing gas from Russia to Europe via a gas distribution hub on the Turkey-Greece border.
It is to have a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters.
Erdogan made clear that the implementation of the gas pipeline project would allow Turkey and Europe to get as much gas as they need, while Turkey would become a regional energy hub.
At the same time, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced that the priority project for the country was the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), which was part of the EU-backed Southern Gas Corridor.
He said that the proposal of Putin for an alternative route via Turkey would be taken into consideration, stressing that the TANAP remained the top-priority project for Turkey.
Cavusoglu said that Turkey would come up with a final answer on the project scheduled to replace the South Stream gas pipeline after holding discussions on the matter.
- » Greece-Macedonia Name Row Edging Towards Solution, Says Merkel
- » Turkish Embassy Receives White Powder Envelope
- » Erdogan Supports FYROM Claims on Name Dispute with Greece
- » Athens Accuses Ankara of Fueling Tension in the Region
- » Mayor of Thessaloniki Reiterated His View that the Thessaloniki International Airport of “Macedonia” Should Change its Name
- » Turkey Supports Macedonia's Accession to NATO
George Zheliazkov, your obsession with Russia and its gas is mind boggling. Bulgaria is fine without your dear Russians. The only thing Russia has brought this country is misery, backwardness, peasantry and occupation. As a Canadian you a are free to go where you desire, go to Russia - it is the only country you like to talk about.
And one more thing...............Post UNDER YOUR OWN FUCKING NAME YOU SORRY COWARD!!!
Did you hear it?! Instead of bypassing Ukraine via Bulgaria and bringing Russian gas directly to southeastern Europe, Russians have already decided (presstv . ir/detail/2015/01/14/393087/EU-must-link-to-Turkey-pipeline-for-gas) to send it to us through Turkey! It's a "fine" mess, I must say! We have been on the bit of Americans, and the death of the South Stream might turn into a tragedy not only for our Bulgaria (euractiv . com/sections/energy/majority-bulgarians-want-south-stream-be-built-311225), but for the whole Europe! Now, when Turkey becomes the major part of EU Southern Gas Corridor, some kind of gas distribution hub for our South European countries, Ankara will certainly take maximum advantage of this situation.
See for yourself! Russians will deliver gas for Europe to Turkish border with Greece and then it's up to Turks to decide what to do with it further. It means soon we'll have to admit Turkey to the EU, which Americans so insistently recommended Brussels to do long ago. And such dangerous result of it as Islamization of Europe, surely, accelerates many times! Then acts of terror, similar to Paris' ones, will strike us as innocent amusements, pals!