Turkey and Azerbaijan agreed to speed up building a pipeline to Europe


Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu after meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that the countries agreed to accelerate the construction of Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) in order to complete the project before 2018, as it was initially planned, reports Reuters.

Previously, “Kommersant” reported that the pipeline “Turkish Stream” did not get on the list of areas of Russian-Turkish cooperation that were officially closed after the attack on the Russian Su-24. Although the option of full cancellation of the project was considered, “Gazprom” managed to negotiate on its “freezing” until relations with Ankara improve. Russian natural gas monopoly can wait two years: in order to abandon the Ukrainian transit by 2020, at least one thread “Turkish Stream” should start to build in 2018.

Source: kommersant.ru