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Erdogan wants to discuss the gas hub with Putin.

Erdogan wants to discuss the gas hub with Putin.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan intends to discuss the gas hub project proposed by Moscow during telephone conversations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, a diplomatic source in Ankara said.

The Presidents of the Russian Federation and Turkey previously instructed to work out in detail the issue of creating a gas hub in Turkey.

Through this hub, in particular, it is possible to move gas supplies from the damaged Nord Streams. At the same time, we are talking not only about creating a trading platform in Turkey, but also about developing infrastructure and increasing supplies in the southern direction, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak said. Other countries can also participate here, he said: Algeria, Qatar and Azerbaijan also supply gas to Europe via the southern direction.

“This is one of the main topics on the bilateral agenda, which is under the direct control of the two leaders. The Russian side previously announced the start of practical steps, the process is being coordinated. In this regard, the leaders are also discussing details and proposals,” the source said.