Turkey’s Yildirim: TANAP, TAP important for Europe’s energy security
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 3
The Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) are important projects for ensuring Europe's energy security, said Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim while making a press statement jointly with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku June 3.
Yildirim said the implementation of TANAP and TAP projects was possible thanks to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
"Azerbaijan and Turkey are currently implementing important energy projects," added Yildirim.
He also invited President Aliyev for the opening of the third bridge in Istanbul, scheduled for Aug. 26.
The TANAP project envisages transportation of gas of Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz field from Georgian-Turkish border to the western borders of Turkey.
Turkey will get gas in 2018 and after completing the construction of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), gas will be delivered to Europe in early 2020.
TAP's initial capacity will be 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year, expandable to 20 billion cubic meters.