Russia, Turkey OK pipeline deal, end gas dispute

Ankara and Moscow have settled a dispute over gas supplies, and in turn, Russia’s Gazprom says¬†work can now begin on the land-based part of the Turkish Stream pipeline project, Voice of America reports. Gazprom says it has ended its arbitration dispute with the¬†Turkish firm Botas, and separately, Erdogan said Ankara and Moscow reached a retroactive deal on a 10.25 percent discount on the gas Turkey buys from Russia. Prior to the settlement, Turkey was reportedly withholding a permit for Turkish Stream construction over the price dispute.


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