BTC to make Turkey important player in energy world in 21st century - Turkish Energy Minister

Politics Materials 12 July 2006 11:15 (UTC +04:00)

Thanks to the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) main export pipeline and other energy projects Turkey will become an important player in the region in 21st century, said Hilmi Guler, the Turkish Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Trend reports citing the Turkish media.

The Ceyhan port will become the final point of many oil and gas pipelines, which will benefit not only Turket, but all countries of the region.

At the moment a concept on making Ceyhan an energy center is under development, Guler noted. He stressed that BTC will bring to Turkey not only big economic, but also huge political dividends.

We well understand the significance of the implementation of the BTC project and conduct delicate energy diplomacy in this direction. The diplomacy in the sphere of energy resources is an important element of Ankaras foreign policy, the minister underlined.