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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