Thursday, December 03, 2015

Turkish Stream pipeline construction project suspended — (Russia’s Energy Minister)

The Turkish Stream pipeline construction project has been suspended, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak told TASS on Thursday.

"The negotiations have been suspended," the minister said.

Earlier on Thursday Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said that in case Ankara needs the Turkish Stream project it should turn to Moscow. "As far as the Turkish Stream is concerned Turkey should first of all turn to Russia if it’s interested in the project. As of now Turkey has not turned to us with this proposal," Miller said, adding that in case such an offer follows it will be considered.

On December 1, Russian government took a decision to suspend operations of the mixed intergovernmental Russian-Turkish commission on trade and economic cooperation headed by Energy Minister Alexander Novak from the Russian side.

As TASS reported earlier with reference to a source familiar with the process of negotiations, consideration of the Turkish Stream project will be suspended due to termination of operations by the intergovernmental commission between Russia and Turkey...



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