Russian President, Vladimir Putin, proposed to his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan, to export more gas via Turkiye and turn it into a new supply “hub”, Reuters reports.
According to the report, Putin said Turkiye offered the most reliable and fastest route to deliver gas to the European Union.
During a mutual meeting in Astana, Putin told Erdogan the hub would be “a platform not only for supplies, but also for determining the price, because this is a very important issue”.
“Turkiye proposes a platform that would allow prices to be set without politics,” Putin also said.
Reports say Russia is searching for a different route to redirect supplies away from the Nord Stream Baltic gas pipelines, damaged in explosions last month, which are still under investigation.