The Turkish Stream pipeline will make Ankara more energy dependent on Moscow.
It will also give Russia a bigger energy foothold in Europe.
- Marc Pierini
- Carnegie Europe
It was November 19 in Istanbul.
There, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a ceremony marking the completion of the first underwater segment of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, linking Russia to Turkey’s European shores.
The project is a vivid illustration of Moscow’s strategy to strengthen its position in supplying gas to Europe while reducing its reliance on the…