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    The Un-Holy One The Man's Avatar
    Jul 2011


    Turkey approves Russia gas pipeline

    ANKARA, December 2. /TASS/. The parliament of Turkey has passed a bill on ratifying an intergovernmental agreement with Russia on constructing the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, the Milliyet daily reported on Friday.

    A total of 210 lawmakers out of 223 were in favor of the ratification during the vote, which was held last night. On November 29, the parliament’s foreign relations commission also endorsed the bill.

    The Russian authorities announced the Turkish Stream in December 2014 to replace the South Stream gas pipeline project. It was planned that the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline would comprise four stretches with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each.

    However, the negotiations on the project were subsequently suspended, including due to the crisis in bilateral relations. After talks held between Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg in August 2016, a decision was made to resume works under the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project, set up a working group and prepare a roadmap.

    The Turkish Stream project envisages the construction of a gas pipeline across the Black Sea to the European part of Turkey and farther to the border with Greece. The pipeline’s offshore section is expected to equal about 910 km and its overland segment on the Turkish territory 180 km.

    The project is estimated at 11.4 billion euros. Gas deliveries via the first stretch of the gas pipeline are designed wholly to meet the requirements of the growing Turkish market.
    TASS: Business & Economy - Turkish parliament ratifies deal on building Turkish Stream gas pipeline

    Russia's own Duma will now have to ratify the deal in turn: TASS: Business & Economy - MP says deal on Turkish Stream may soon be submitted to State Duma

    That's not really a question, Putin wants it, and in Russia, whatever Putin wants happens, the Duma is just there for show.

    One must wonder what this will mean for Bulgaria, since they were the primary recipient of the South Stream, the alternative pipe route Russia proposed following deterioration of relations with Turkey, but which was then stymied by resistance from the EU. If that now falls through, it would be a huge financial loss for Bulgaria... Many Bulgars are cursing the EU right now lol Well, that's why they just elected a more pro-Russian President. Too late though.
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    Swamper chaos's Avatar
    Nov 2015

    This is good news for anyone opposed to western monopoly of the world. I don't know how much longer Tayyip Erdogan will last but it looks like he did something good for a change.

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