Russia’s Gas Strategy Gets Help From Turkey

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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…

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