A recent trilateral meeting between Türkiye, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan has shown that Ankara can play a critical role in connecting gas-rich Turkic Central Asia with the West.
The TurkStream natural gas pipeline will carry 15.75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Turkish consumers.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the TANAP project is to supply 16 billion cubic metres of Azeri natural gas to Turkey and Europe.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline the fruit of the shared vision of the countries involved in the project.
Greek-Turkish tensions have been heating up in the Mediterranean, but some common interests are pushing the two neighbours to co-operate, especially on trade routes.
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