The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed in the capital of Russia in the gas issue between two countries, said the press Secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
"It was discussed and gas business. The agenda is vast. A little slow down in business because on 1 November Turkey faces parliamentary elections ", - has said Peskov, RIA " Novosti ". Answering the question about, did we manage to reach any agreements on the implementation of the " Turkish stream ", Peskov said that the Work on the project continues." The work continues, there is a common understanding. This is a fairly complex Job and everything goes on as usual ", - has added Sand. Last week the Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev said that the schedule of commissioning of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" by the end of 2016 is shifted to a later date. Before that, Ankara has expressed readiness in details to discuss with the Russian side the project of construction of gas pipeline "Turkish stream" only when the contract on granting of discounts on gas. On 7 August stated that the concept of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" may significantly change ? it can be 2 or even four times less than the above stated format of 4 thread 63 billion cubic meters per year. It forces to doubt that the Russian Federation and in the truth will abandon the Ukrainian transit and will supply gas to the European Union via the Baltic and the Black sea. On the same day, sources in Gazprom said that the Russian holding has revised the configuration of the system of gas pipeline " Turkish stream ".
in the energy Ministry, for its part, has told that the Russian side has sent Turkey's two versions of intergovernmental agreements on the " Turkish stream ". 1st case ? the construction of the first branch, the second option involves the laying of all 4 pipelines. A source in the Ministry of energy noted, when the Turkish side were sent the documents. Peskov said that the leaders of the country pairs also discussed the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic." An exchange of views took place. Still there are differences of approaches. But at this time we can say that, without doubt, both sides shared deep concern Syria, as long as the situation is, unfortunately, far from being able to reach the path of normalization and, on the contrary, has a tendency to deterioration ", ? he said, noting that during the negotiations Putin and Erdogan Syrian issue were discussed in detail and Exchanged views on the subject. Peskov also said that Russia remains Turkey's second economic partner