Turkey, Russia strike strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline deal

Source: Hurriyet Daily news

Turkey and Russia signed the strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement on Oct. 10.

The pipeline will carry Russian natural gas to Turkey and on to Europe under the Black Sea.

During the signing ceremony with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said ministers and experts will continue to hold bilateral talks after the deal, adding that they will also hold talks focusing on economy, politics, defense, tourism and culture.

The president also said they reached consensus on the acceleration of the process for the Akkuyu nuclear plant.

In addition, Putin also added that the two countries also reached consensus on discount in natural gas prices as a part of the deal.

 

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