Russian President’s working visit to Turkey

On January 8, the President of Russia who arrived in Turkey on a working visit participated in the ceremony to launch the TurkStream gas pipeline.

The TurkStream project is a gas pipeline consisting of two lines with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic metres of gas per year each. The first line is to ship Russian gas to Turkish consumers, the second one, to the countries of southern and southeastern Europe.

The ceremony was also attended by President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov.

Speech at the ceremony to launch the TurkStream gas pipeline

Vladimir Putin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. Following the meeting, the heads of state adopted a joint statement.