Putin to attend TurkStream pipeline completion ceremony in Istanbu

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin will be visiting Turkey’s Istanbul city on November 19 to attend a ceremony marking the completion of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said on Monday.

An export gas pipeline project, the TurkStream is set to transport natural gas under the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and also further extend up to Turkey’s borders with the neighbouring countries, Anadolu News Agency reported.

In the first leg, the TurkStream would carry 15.75 billion cubic metres of natural gas to Turkey.

The pipeline project will also have a second line, destined for Europe, with a capacity of 31.5 billion cubic metres.