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Turkish Stream to resume soon?

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After the halt of Gazprom’s Turkish Stream pipeline project, Russia is now ready to discuss the resumption of the route with Turkey. The talks came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologised to Russian President Vladimir Putin over last year’s shooting of a Russian jet in Turkey, which had damaged the countries’ relationship.

Although there has been no confirmation date of the project starting up again, Gazprom spokesman, Sergey Kupriyanov, stated: "Gazprom is open to dialogue on Turkish Stream and always has been.”

While Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, stated: "It looks like it is still premature to talk about this. Various (natural gas pipeline) routes are now being discussed in a framework format. It's too early to say now what routes will finally be chosen and enter a development stage."

Edited from various sources by Stephanie Roker

Sources: Daily Mail, Reuters UK, Kallanish Energy

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