Moscow and Ankara are discussing, among other topics, the option of laying one gas-pipe line of the Turkish Stream gas-main with a capacity of 16 billion m3 of gas a year.
Umit Yardim, ambassador of Turkey to the RF, spoke on it in his interview published on RIA Novosti's web-site. As he said, the negotiations on the Turkish Stream are going on and they aren’t deadlocked. Active work is being done in the sphere of technical and economic background for this large-scale project. A total of four pipe-lines are planned with the capacity of 63 billion m3 of gas delivered to Turkey and Europe a year. The project is likely to be put into operation step-by-step.
Formerly a number of mass-media outlets published the information about a pause in the Turkish Stream construction negotiations because of an agreement on granting a discount to Turkey had not been achieved. However, the Turkish ambassador assured journalists that the price for gas is not a crucial point in the negotiations on the Turkish Stream.