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Erdogan & Putin Launch TurkStream Gas Pipeline After Face-To-Face Meeting

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Erdogan & Putin Launch TurkStream Gas Pipeline After Face-To-Face Meeting

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On January 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched the offshore pipeline TurkStream, that will deliver gas from Russia to Turkey and further to southern European states. The 930 km pipeline running across the bottom of the Black Sea became operational was launched by the two leaders during a special opening ceremony.

The pipeline capacity is 31.5 billion cubic meters. The two-string pipeline both supply Turkey with natural gaz and transfer it to southern and southeastern Europe. The TurkStream natural gas pipeline was created as an alternative to the South Stream pipeline because in 2014 Bulgaria ditched the project thanks to the US pressure.

Erdogan & Putin Launch TurkStream Gas Pipeline After Face-To-Face Meeting

Turkish Stream gas pipeline route © gazprom.ru

The ceremony took place after the face-to-face meeting between the Turkish and Russian presidents during which they discussed a variety of topics including the US-Iran conflict, the situation in Libya and in Syria.

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  • Pave Way IV

    Ahhh… the friendship that just keeps on giving, right Bulgaria? Was it really worth it for your country’s leaders to whore out Bulgaria to the US? $8M or so in useless US military equipment when your average wage per capita is under $10,000/yr. Been attacked lately? It’s really embarrassing – even to Americans.

    • Vitex

      They get a US occupation force with that “gift” – like every other country that ever became a “friend” of the USA

      • Pave Way IV

        Well, when one become ‘friends’ with a tapeworm, they should expect intestinal occupation. I don’t really blame the little people of Bulgaria. They probably have less say in what their corrupt f’king politicians do than and we have in the US. I know it won’t solve anything, but the whole ‘string the psychopathic f’kers up from a lamp post by the neck’ just keeps getting more and more attractive. Sometimes, a government just needs to be Mussolini’d. If nothing else, for the sheer entertainment value. We could put it on pay-per-view TV and apply the revenue to pay down the national debt.

        • Vitex

          Could just cancel the national debt (and the “federal” reserve too :))

        • Jakke1899

          I didn’t know that “Mussolini” could be used as a verb. LOL