Turkish Energy Minister Fatih: Azerbaijan supported Russian gas hub project
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Fatih Donmez said that Azerbaijan and several other countries have expressed support for the project “gas hub” in the country, proposed by Russia.
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin earlier said his country could become not only a gas transit country, but also a country where the market is formed. Presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Tayyip Erdogan previously instructed to work in detail and quickly on the issue of creating a gas hub in Turkey, in particular, through which Russia could move gas transit from the “Nord Streams” to the Black Sea region and Turkey. Erdogan also believes that Europe could receive Russian gas through Turkey.
“Azerbaijani President Aliyev has expressed his support for this project… At the end of the week, their (Azerbaijani) delegation will be my guest in Istanbul, we will discuss this project,” Donmez said in an interview with 24tv.