Astana, 14 October 2022 (TDI): Vladimir Putin, the Russian President met with Recep Tayyip Erodgan, the President of Turkiye on the evening of 13th October 2022.

Both counterparts are on a working visit to Kazakhstan, to attend the CICA summit 2022. On the sideline of the conference, they discussed matters of mutual interest.

President Putin conveyed his trustworthiness in Turkiye regarding the transmission of gas supplies to Europe. He expressed his gratitude to the Turkish president for taking a firm position on the construction of Turk Stream.

Russian President stated that the proposed project would be helpful in setting the prices of gas beyond political objectives. These prices are sky-high due to the political agendas of relevant states.

It would enable Russia to increase its gas export capacity via Turkey and turn it into a new supply “hub”, bidding to preserve Russia’s energy leverage over Europe.

Turk Stream Pipeline

Russia and Turkiye launched the pipeline in Jan 2020 in Istanbul. The project was planned to connect the largest gas reserves of Russia to the Turkish gas transport network.

Through the Balck Sea, the Turk Stream Pipeline proposed to transmit Russian natural gas via Turkey to Europe. The proposed Plan ensured the consistency of energy supplies to Turkey and Europe.

The allocated resources on the pipeline will contribute to the economic development of the Republic of Turkiye. Furthermore, the project will expectedly support the progress of the Thrace region via local social investments.

Turkiye as a Mediator

The President of Turkiye has played the role of mediator between Russia and Ukraine after the conflict between the two states began. He has called both representatives many times and offered his services for the conduction of rapprochement.

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