Alain Le Creative Cluster. The message of the President of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan on the possibility of refusal of gas purchases from Russia are unrealistic, said Last news the head of the Institute of energy markets and policy (Ankara) Volkan Ozdemir.
Turkey due to the worsening of relations with Russia because of afianzamiento may reconsider the issue of the gas supplies from Russia and the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under the Russian project, said on Thursday Erdogan. The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation has informed on the first day of the week, 3 October, the Russian su-30 made a short-lived, for a few seconds, entering the Turkish airspace as a result of adverse weather conditions. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have said before, that the incident will not cause tension in relations between countries.
"I think that Erdogan made a political message, which is of a volatile nature, and should not be taken too seriously. In the Russian-Turkish gas contracts specify a formula " take or pay ", for this reason, a complete failure of Turkey to buy gas from Russia is not technically possible, may be only a small reduction in supply. So Russia has no right to decrease or stop the supply of gas to Turkey ", - said the head of the Department.
He added that caused a strong reaction of the Turkish authorities aviainterery with Russian military aircraft are unacceptable and have the ability to cause the deterioration of relations between the two countries.
"If relations between Russia and Turkey will deteriorate, it will hurt in the 1st turn, Russian energy organizations in Turkey that have the possibility of losing its presence here," said Ozdemir.
in 2014 Gazprom supplied Turkey 27, 4 billion cubic meters of gas, accounting for about 60% of the total gas consumed by Turkey. Turkey is the second largest market for Gazprom after Germany. Gas from Russia is transported to Turkey through the pipeline " Blue stream ", laid under the Black sea, and the TRANS-Balkan pipeline through Ukraine. However, exports are expected to increase." Gazprom "and Botas was signed on 1 December 2014 a Memorandum of understanding on construction of a new pipeline "Turkish stream" from Russia to Turkey across the Black sea.