Russian ambassador urges NATO to abandon military domination policyRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 21:05
Three Russian cities interested in hosting 2023 Basketball World ChampionshipSport March 30, 21:02
White House gives no specific dates for Russian-US summitWorld March 30, 20:23
United Arab Emirates shows interest in Russian helicoptersBusiness & Economy March 30, 20:19
NATO secretary general says ceasefire in Donbass works only on paperWorld March 30, 19:47
Putin not against Russian businessman Deripaska speaking to US Congress about ManafortRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 30, 18:55
Russian space rocket center receives first tested engines for Soyuz spacecraftScience & Space March 30, 18:42
Ukrainian president orders to implement ceasefire starting from April 1World March 30, 18:41
Google agrees with basic terms of amicable agreement with Russian anti-trust regulatorBusiness & Economy March 30, 18:18
ANKARA, August 8. /TASS/. Turkey is ready to promptly take required steps for implementation of the Turkish Stream pipeline project, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday in an interview with TASS First Deputy General Director Mikhail Gusman on the eve of his visit to Russia.
"We are ready to promptly take steps towards implementation of this project [Turkish Stream - TASS], discuss it and make decision," Erdogan said. "No obstacles whatsoever exist to do so," he added.
"Turkey purchases the greatest portion of gas from Russia," Erdogan said.
"According to data as of the end of July 2016, natural gas imported from Russia totaled 12.5 bln cubic meters. This shows the importance of Turkey as an economic partner in this sphere," the president of Turkey said.
The Turkish Stream pipeline was announced by the Russian authorities in December 2014 as a replacement for the South Stream pipeline.
It was planned that the marine section of Turkish Stream would comprise four lines with the capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each.
The pipeline is to run 660 km in the old South Stream corridor and 250 km in the new corridor in the direction of the European part of Turkey.