Dunya – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister and government spokesman Cemil Cicek stated that the Nabucco project is a sign of Turkey's rising credibility on the international arena, saying, "If our country had lacked calm and stability, such a significant project would have never come to fruition."
Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting, Cicek said, "This project will both increase Turkey's international importance and make significant contributions to Turkey's relations with the EU.”
“Nabucco shows the indispensability of Turkey both in the region and in the EU." He added, "Turkey has the ability, capacity, experience and tradition to carry out all these projects. Earlier, we completed many important projects including oil pipelines and natural gas pipelines.”