Russian-Turkish cooperation gives positive results

The US reaction to the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline is too late, RISS expert Georgy Sosnov said. "Washington did not have time to break into this project and stop Turkey as it did in Bulgaria. Turkey is quite an independent country," the analyst added. He recalled that presidents of Russia and Turkey V.Putin and R.Erdogan took part in the ceremony of completion of the construction of the sea part of the Turkish Stream.

G.Sosnov pointed out that gas supplies to Europe are unlikely to face obstacles. "If all EU requirements are met, the gas pipeline can be laid to Europe," Brussels told Ankara. The main requirement is that the gas producer should not be its seller. This provision is stated in the so-called EU's Third Energy package. Turkey may implement this request, as it will re-export Russian gas. In total, according to the agreement with Russia, Ankara will be able to sell 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year on the European market, RISS expert underscored.

"During the press conference of V.Putin and R.Erdogan, it was noted that Russia-Turkey ties are strengthening, trade turnover increased by 34%, the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant is under development, and the humanitarian crisis in Idlib is normalizing thanks to joint efforts of the two countries. The meeting of the two leaders was held in an extremely warm and friendly atmosphere, once again demonstrating that the issues of cooperation between the two countries are resolved in a positive way," RISS expert concluded.

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