Russian President Vladimir Putin and Erdogan have discussed in a phone call various international issues, including the launch of the much-anticipated energy project dubbed TurStream, the Kremlin press service said Saturday.
TurkStream is envisaged as a 570-mile twin pipeline – with a combined transport capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters – for transferring Russian gas to Turkey and further up to south and southeast Europe.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that no exact date of Erdogan’s visit has been set yet.
TurkStream is expected to ensure secure energy supplies to the Turkish and European consumers, bypassing unreliable transit partners. The two offshore parallel pipelines will run from Russia’s Russkaya CS near Anapa city through the Black Sea to Turkey’s receiving terminal of Luleburgaz near Kiyikoy city, at which point one of the strings will continue further up to the Turkish-European border.
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