Russian Gas Supplies to Turkey to Be Boosted via TurkStream

TurkStream opening ceremony Image credit: EPA

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone that Turkey expects natural gas shipments via the TurkStream pipeline to be boosted, TASS reports.

President Erdogan stated that Turkey and Russia consider economic cooperation to be vital. According to his office, Erdogan also stated that he anticipates greater gas supply through TurkStream, which is one of the fields of collaboration in this domain.

From Russia to Turkey’s coast, the TurkStream export gas pipeline travels along the Black Sea. It can process 31.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The 1,100-kilometer pipeline transports gas to Turkey and nations in southern and southeastern Europe via Turkey.

In November of this year, it was completed on Turkish soil. The pipeline was officially turned on on January 8, 2020.