Turkey may reconsider the purchase of the Russian gas in the result of the aggravation of relations with Moscow after afianzamiento last week. This was stated by the President of the power, Tayyip Erdogan, informs TASS.
According to him, Russia must be sensitive in such matters, because Turkey can buy gas "in different places".
In addition, Erdogan said that Turkey may turn away from works of construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under the Russian project. "Not if the Russians will build the nuclear power plant "Akkuyu", someone else will come along and build it," said the Turkish President.
On 6 October the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said Russia gave Turkey a detailed explanation conditionally accidents with Russian military aircraft intruded into the airspace of the state. He expressed the hope that this conflict will not affect the implementation of the project "Turkish stream".
October 6, President Erdogan warned the Russian Federation that Moscow will lose a lot in case of contention with Ankara. It was also suggested that violations of the limits of the powers of the Russian aviation is unacceptable. "The attack on Turkey is an attack on NATO," concluded Turkish favorite.
On 5 October Turkish General staff said that on October 4, 10 Turkish fighter jets patrolling the border with Syria, also met with an unidentified MiG-29, which took in the sight of the radar 2 fighter F-16.
On the same day it became known that the Russian Ambassador was summoned to Turkish foreign Ministry protested in connection with the violation of air borders of Turkey. As claimed by Ankara, October 3, in the area of the metropolis Yayladagi in the southern province of Hatay, which borders Syria, 2 patrolling this region of the F-16 from the Turkish air force noticed a Russian aircraft. After the interception he had left Turkish airspace in the direction of Syria. The Russian Embassy in Turkey, the precedent of the incident confirmed.
At the end of July have any information about the suspension of the negotiations between Moscow and Ankara about the project of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" is the result of unresolved question about the discount on Russian gas. The Turks were going to get 10% discount, at the time, as Gazprom insists on the start of the project, and only then is ready to discuss the size of the discount. Initially Russia was counting on the construction of a 4 thread pipeline capacity of 63 billion cubic meters a year, at that time, as Turkey is important only 1.
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