Çavuşoğlu: Ankara and Moscow work on gas hub project, clarify demand from Europe
Ankara and Moscow are working on the gas hub project proposed by Russia, the questions on the demand from European countries are being specified, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.
The presidents of Russia and Turkey earlier have previously instructed to study in detail the issue of creating a gas hub in Turkey. In particular, supplies from the damaged “Nord Stream” could be moved through this hub. According to Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak, it’s not only about creating a trading platform in Turkey, but also about the development of infrastructure and increase of supplies to the south. According to him, other countries can also be involved: Algeria, Qatar and Azerbaijan also supply gas to Europe via the southern direction.
“As for the gas hub project proposed by Russia, the ministries of the two countries are working on it. In fact, this proposal is addressed to Europe; in this regard, a demand from European countries is needed. Now we are working on identifying whether or not there is such a demand. The upcoming gas forum in Istanbul will be important in this regard,” Çavuşoğlu said at a press conference with his Italian counterpart on Friday in Ankara.