La Turquie disposerait « d’une capacité de production suffisante pour ne pas laisser son peuple, privé des denrées alimentaires de base «
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Denys Bédarride
Tuesday 25 October 2022 Last update on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 At 7:00 AM

The President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has argued that his country will be a hub for the transport of natural gas.

The Turkish Head of State spoke on October 19 at the weekly meeting of the AK Party (Justice and Development Party) parliamentary group in the Turkish Parliament.

After discussing at length the tragedy that occurred last week after the explosion in a coal mine in the north of the country, which claimed the lives of 41 miners, Erdogan spoke on the proposal of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to create a major natural gas distribution center in Turkey, intended for European countries.

“Türkiye will be a hub for natural gas. At our last meeting, we agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin on this issue. We will create a hub here with Turkish gas from Russia “, did he declare.

Then to add: “In his own words, Putin announced to the world that ‘Europe can get its natural gas from Turkey'”.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan also noted that concerns are settling in Western countries with the energy crisis, assuring that Turkey “does not have such a problem”.

On the sidelines of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in the Kazakh capital Astana, Erdogan and Putin hold a closed-door meeting, during which the Russian president proposed building a gas hub natural in Türkiye.

After the meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Ankara and Moscow would jointly work on the construction of a natural gas hub.

Source : Anadolu Agency

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