Erdogan, Putin discuss energy projects over phone

Baku, July 15, AZERTAC

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed two energy cooperation projects in a phone call, according to Turkish presidential sources, Anadolu Agency reports.

They discussed TurkStream, a gas pipeline under construction from Russia to Turkey, and Akkuyu nuclear power plant, located in Turkey's southern Mersin province.

The first line of the TurkStream, which will send around 15.75 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia to Turkey was completed in April.

The second line with the same capacity as the first line will send gas to Europe through Turkey.

The Akkuyu nuclear power plant will boast four reactors, each with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts, and will be built by the Russian state nuclear energy agency Rosatom.

Putin and Erdogan expressed their satisfaction on energy cooperation between the two countries, said the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

They also discussed bilateral relations and regional issues, and shared their views on the latest developments in Syria.

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