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Turkish companies to engage in Russia-proposed Turkish Stream

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Turkish companies will participate in the construction of the surface portion of the Turkish stream gas pipeline, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said.

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Moscow and Ankara are currently discussing construction of the pipeline's first leg. After media reports in late July suggested that pipeline talks had been suspended due to a disagreement on price discounts, Turkish Ambassador to Russia Umit Yardim said that gas prices remained one of the key points in negotiations.

"Turkish companies will take part in the construction of the Turkish Stream in Thrace [the region on borders of Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey]. Russian colleagues know that we have solid experience in pipelines construction, as well as modern technologies. I hope, we will use it," Yildiz told Anadolu news agency.

The minister said that Turkey will not take part in the construction of the underwater sections of the pipeline in the Black Sea.

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