Russia is discussing the entry point of the Turkish Stream to Europe with Greece and Bulgaria, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told journalists in Istanbul on May 22.
At the same time, according to him, there is an opportunity to connect other countries. In general, the implementation of plans on the territory of the EU depends on the decisions of European countries.
He said the underwater part of the pipeline, which is about 1,000 km long, is already being laid down, and after that the work on the overland part of the Turkish Stream with the length of 200 km will begin on the territory of Turkey.
In total, it is planned to lay two lines of the gas pipeline, one of which is completely oriented to the Turkish market, and the second one is designed to supply gas to the European states.
“First of all, when deciding on the issue of the entry point to Europe, economic factors should be analyzed, because the gas pipeline is not a political project, but a purely economic project,” the head of the government said.
“At the same time, we would like to emphasize once again that ultimately the implementation of these plans in the territory of the European Union depends on the decisions to be taken by the European states. We do not want to impose our plans on anyone,” Medvedev said.