The presidents of Russia and Turkey Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the implementation of joint projects in the energy sector, including the " Turkish ", said the press service of the Kremlin on Tuesday.
The conversation was initiated by the Turkish side.
"in a friendly manner discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation, the implementation of the major decisions of the 5th meeting of the cooperation Council of higher level (Ankara, December 1, 2014) with an emphasis on common projects in the energy sector, including" Turkish ", - said in the report.
They also exchanged views on topical international and regional issues and on the schedule of upcoming contacts at the highest level.
Putin on 1 December 2014 for checking in with the state visit of Ankara, where he said that the Russian Federation is unable to continue implementing the project on construction of the gas pipeline " South stream pipeline to export gas from Russia to the European Union to bypass Ukraine - due to the lack of resolution of Bulgaria on the construction of the onshore section of the pipeline and unconstructive position of the European Union. At the same time to meet the needs of Turkey, Russia will build a new gas pipeline system.
at the same time, December 1, signed a Memorandum of understanding on construction of the gas pipeline with the working title " for the transportation of Russian gas to Turkey via the Black sea. The pipeline capacity will be 63 billion cubic meters, of which about 50 billion cubic meters is expected to put on a gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border. Gas at the first gas pipeline in the amount of fifteen, 75 billion cubic meters will go to the Turkish market, with deliveries expected to begin in early winter of 2016.