Türkiye, a Global Energy Hub

TurkStream, Türkiye’s natural gas pipeline project transporting Russian natural gas to Europe via Türkiye launched on January 8, 2020, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Also attending the ceremony were President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, and Prim​e Minister Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria.

TurkStream will directly connect the gas reserves in Russia to the Turkish gas transportation network, enhancing Türkiye's position as a primary energy hub and creating a reliable source of energy for Türkiye and Europe.

Highlighting Türkiye’s vision to be a global energy hub, President Erdoğan said that Türkiye's vision for cooperation is embodied by TANAP, which carries Azerbaijani natural gas to Europe, and TurkStream, which transports Russian natural gas to Europe.​​
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