Fedor Smirnov. Ankara and Moscow have no issues with cooperation in the energy sector, the refusal of Turkey from Russian gas out of the question, said the head of the Ministry of energy and natural resources of Turkey Ali r?za Alaboyun.
before the head of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in connection with the aggravation of relations with Russia because of the operation HQs of the Russian Federation in the Syrian Arab Republic and afianzamiento said that Turkey may reconsider the issue of the gas supplies from Russia and construction of nuclear power plant " Akkuyu ".
"you have to know that we have no energy issues. Russia for us is a good supplier, and We are good buyers, about 60% of the gas We receive from Russia. We in any case are not going to abandon gas from Russia. Even if there are any questions, We will find ways of their solution ", - said the head of the Ministry in the interview to the Agency.
first of Alaboyun said that the construction of nuclear power plants in Turkey "Akkuyu" on the project of the Russian Federation will continue according to the plans.
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.