Russia-Turkey tensions fail to derail Turkish Stream

Russia and Turkey appear to have too much riding on the Turkish Stream pipeline to let their recent spats disrupt it
By The Wildcat 10 February 2017
Russia and Turkey are committed to the Turkish Stream project. (Russian Presidency)

Plans for the Turkish Stream pipeline have stayed on course, despite several recent gas-related spats between Russia and Turkey. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law ratifying the agreement for the project on Tuesday, after Turkey did the same in December.

Gas pricing has long been a topic of contention between the two countries and has set back Turkish Stream in the past. Turkey’s Botas has said Russia offered a 10.25% discount on its gas, but the deal was never signed. It launched international...

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