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Turkey and Russia Halt Negotiations Over Turkish Stream: Russian Energy Minister

Sputnik, Thursday 3 Dec 2015
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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends a news conference in Moscow, October 31, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that all negotiations over the Turkish Stream pipeline have been suspended.

Alexander Novak confirmed that at present all intergovernmental negotiations between the two countries over the Turkish Stream pipeline construction are suspended.

Earlier Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller said Turkey could directly appeal to Russia for negotiations over the proposed Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline —  if the project is a priority for Ankara.

"Turkey must first and foremost contact [Russia] if it is interested in the project. At the moment, Turkey has not come to us with such a proposal," Miller told reporters.

He added that Moscow would consider a request if one is offered by Ankara.

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