Fedor Smirnov. Political uncertainty in Turkey, associated with the results of the parliamentary elections and the formation of a coalition government, may hamper the implementation of the gas project "Turkish stream," said Fins news the head of the Institute for energy markets and policy (Ankara) Volkan ?zdemir.
fuzzy outcome of Sunday parliamentary elections in Turkey, they prevailed moderately conservative ruling Party of justice and development party (AKP), received 40, 8% of voters came to the polls and 258 seats in Parliament. However, she lost the parliamentary majority of the number and will not be able to unilaterally form a government.
The center-left Republican people's Party (CHP) received 25% of votes and 132 space in Parliament, the nationalist national movement Party (MHP) - 16, 4% and 80 seats, the Pro-Kurdish people's democratic Party (PDP) - 13, 1% and 80 seats. Final election results will be announced in the upcoming week after appeals.
"The main losers in these elections - the leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was the motor of the Russian-Turkish relations, for this reason, in common with Russia loses His defeat." Turkish stream project, born of the presidents of Russia and Turkey, and the coalition would complicate Its implementation. IUU fishing and the NDP is a party that openly supported by the West. With this support, the Pro-Kurdish Party was held in the Parliament, depriving the RPS status of the ruling and caused the need to form a coalition. In the situation of political uncertainty, that the Turkish government would be very difficult to assert regulatory documents in relation to strategic projects, " said Ozdemir.
review expert, the first "Turkish stream" in the amount of fifteen, 75 billion cubic meters will be built, despite changes in the political situation in Turkey, but further fate of the project as long as it is difficult to predict.
in 2014, Gazprom supplied Turkey 27, 4 billion cubic meters of gas. It is transported by pipeline " Blue stream ", laid under the Black sea, and the TRANS-Balkan gas pipeline through Ukraine. While deliveries are expected to increase." Gazprom and Botas signed on 1 December 2014 a Memorandum of understanding on construction of a new pipeline from Russia to Turkey across the Black sea. Its capacity will be 63 billion cubic meters of gas.
Gas at the first pipeline in the amount of fifteen, 75 billion cubic meters will go entirely to the Turkish market, shipments are expected to begin in the early winter of 2016. The remaining 47 billion cubic meters of gas on the subsequent thread of the gas pipeline is expected to put on a new gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border.