According to Reuters, Turkish Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar said he would visit Israel to begin negotiations on the purchase of natural gas and its transit to Europe through the republic.
Bayraktar noted that Turkey has signed contracts for gas supplies to Romania, Moldova and a number of other countries, and is also currently receiving requests from other countries on the continent. He added that Germany is also interested in gas supplies through Turkey.
It is reported that Turkey is interested in a gas hub project that would allow the republic to be a key link in gas supplies to Europe. The project was initiated by Russia, but the republican authorities want to expand the list of suppliers as much as possible. It was also previously reported that a disagreement arose between the parties to the project regarding control over the hub.
Previously, Israel had already expressed interest in gas supplies to Europe, but through Egypt. But the country’s authorities admitted that the currently ready infrastructure does not allow for the supply of large volumes of energy. In September, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the United States on the issue.
Earlier it became known that Gazprom in the first half of 2023 reduced gas supplies to all markets by 26.5%. Read more about this in material Public News Service.
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