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Putin, Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries. Speaking at
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries.

Speaking at a ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan announced the offshore part of TurkStream’s two parallel lines two kilometers deep in the Black Sea had been finished and said the final leg of the “historic project” had been reached.

The lines are expected to supply Russian gas to Turkey and European markets through Turkish territories. Together, the two 930-kilometer (578-mile) lines under the Black Sea, along with the Russian and Turkish onshore pipes, will carry 31.5 billion cubic meters (1.1 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas annually.

“We are witnessing a very important event that is a clear demonstration of a partnership and cooperation between our countries in dealing with the most complex and ambitious projects,” Putin said.

Erdogan said the two countries aimed for long-term cooperation and their relationship was not dictated by “other countries’ impositions.”

“The implementation of projects like this one is a good example of an ability to stand up for one’s own national interests,” Putin added.

The remarks appear to be referring to the Kremlin’s long-standing position that some European nations are giving up lucrative deals with Russia under pressure from the United States.

Turkey relies on imports for its energy needs and Russia is its top supplier for natural gas. It bought 28 billion cubic meters last year. That gas is currently transported through another line under the Black Sea and the onshore West Line through Ukraine, which…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries.

Speaking at a ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan announced the offshore part of TurkStream’s two parallel lines two kilometers deep in the Black Sea had been finished and said the final leg of the “historic project” had been reached.

The lines are expected to supply Russian gas to Turkey and European markets through Turkish territories. Together, the two 930-ki

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Migrants at Balkan border face new obstacle: Cold
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Putin, Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting
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Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said that in coming months some 6,000 people will be moved to the mainland from island camps, where conditions have repeatedly been criticized by rights groups.

Vitsas conceded that the situation is “difficult” in these camps, where 20,000 people live in facilities designed for fewer than 10,000.

He promised to set up small health centers in each of the camps on the islands of Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos — where, under a deal between the European Union and Turkey to curb migration flows, new arrivals by sea from Turkey are kept pending processing of their asylum bids.

Vitsas said a sewage treatment plant was expected to be completed by March 2019 at the Moria camp on Lesbos that was built for 3,100 but currently is hosting 7,084 people. He blamed the delay on “devilish bureaucracy.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have marked the completion of a key phase of TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline connecting the two countries. Speaking at a ceremony in Istanbul, Erdogan
/ Nov 19
It is biting cold near the border of Bosnia and Croatia, and nothing really keeps the migrants camping there stay warm. After a mild autumn, the weather in the Balkans gave way to gray skies,
/ Nov 19