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Erdogan: Russian gas is the alternative

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on 5 December that Ankara could find an alternative to Russian energy. Earlier, Turkey signed an agreement to supply liquefied natural gas from Qatar.

Speaking in Istanbul, Erdogan said that Russia and Turkey initiated the freezing of the project «Turkish stream», since Moscow has not agreed to the demands of Ankara.

The Turkish leader added that, if necessary, to find an alternative to Russian energy is quite real. In addition to Qatar, an alternative supplier could be Azerbaijan, who recently visited Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Erdogan also noted that it is possible to develop the use of renewable energy sources.

Note also that the previously reported intention of Turkey to buy gas from Israeli fields.

While the Turkish President stressed that currently do not have any problems with the construction of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu. A project implemented by Rosatom.

Earlier, Erdogan said that Turkey will not impose sanctions against Russia.

Erdogan: Russian gas is the alternative 05.12.2015

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