Russia waiting for remaining permits on Turkish Stream in coming days - source
According to a source in the Russian Energy Ministry, Russia is waiting for signing the permits on the Turkish Stream pipeline in the coming days, Sputnik reported.
Russia is waiting for signing the remaining permits on the Turkish Stream pipeline in the coming days, a source in the Russian Energy Ministry said on Saturday.
“We are waiting for the response of Turkish colleagues [to the proposed roadmap on the Turkish Stream], we must meet with them again. We are waiting for their permits in the near future but there were some impediments earlier… There is still no date [of signing the agreement on construction]. We are waiting for the response and then there will be a date… We are waiting for the construction permit, Gazprom is working on that,” the source told RIA Novosti.
The Turkish Stream project, which was planned to bring Russian gas via the Black Sea into Turkey and southern Europe, was suspended after a Russian Su-24 aircraft was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter in Syria on November 24, 2015. In June, following Turkey's apology to Russia for the November incident, the sides began a reconciliation process.