The choice of Turkey as a gas hub is understandable, since it is difficult to work directly with European partners. This statement was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The head of state noted that it is “easier to work with the Turkish side for Moscow” because President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “a man of his word.” “And if we agree on something with him, it can be difficult to agree, but if we agree, we try to fulfill it,” Putin explained. About this on October 31 writes RIA News.
According to Putin, the Turkish gas hub is a realistic project that can be implemented fairly quickly. He has no doubt that contracts for the purchase of gas through this hub will be concluded.
The Russian leader also expressed the opinion that there are always buyers of Russian gas. He noted that there are many consumers.
Earlier it became known that Russia and Turkey solve the issue of creating a gas hub at the expert level. This was told by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic. According to him, Turkey has always considered Russia a reliable gas supplier. This reliability of the Russian Federation as a partner is appreciated in the country.