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Moscow froze Russian gas project to Turkey, “the Turkish Torrent”

Moscow froze Russian gas project to Turkey, “the Turkish Torrent”
December 03
19:29 2015

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced Thursday, December 3 / December, suspension of talks with Ankara on the draft transit of Russian gas to Turkey and from there to Europe named “Turkish Torrent”.

The Russian minister told reporters on Thursday: “At the moment the government was suspended negotiations with Turkey with regard to the Turkish Balsel, and especially as it was suspended the work of the State Commission with the competent Turkey trade and economic cooperation, according to the instructions of the Russian government.”

The Russian government has adopted measures and economic restrictions against Turkey, against the backdrop of the recent drop Russian-style launcher from “Su 24” in the 24th of the month of November in Syria.

Moscow imposed a ban on the import of a number of agricultural products and foodstuffs from Turkey, and suspended the work of Russian State Committee competent Turkish trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

The measures also included the imposition of visas on Turkish nationals, and the prohibition of the use of Turkish labor in Russia, in addition to non-stop flights regular “charter” to and from Turkey. It is assumed that these measures go into effect starting from the beginning of next year.

Reference is made to the gas, “the Turkish Torrent” project was designed to transport Russian gas to Turkey via the Black Sea bottom, and from there to Europe, where he is expected to inform the pass-through capability has about 63 billion cubic meters of gas annually.

And suspend this project in Turkey dreams of becoming a regional center for the distribution of energy have vanished.

Source: AgenciesRussia turkish pipeline


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