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ANKARA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 13th March, 2023) The devastating earthquakes in Turkey have caused adjustments to the gas hub project proposed by Russia, but there is no mention of it being delayed, a source familiar said. with the discussions at Sputnik.
In October 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, instructed their governments to map out the possibility of creating a gas hub in Turkey where traffic could be diverted from the Nord Stream pipelines that have been damaged.
“The earthquakes have become the main topic in the political, social and economic fields of the country.
The efforts of each department were aimed at eliminating the consequences of the ‘disaster of the century’. Therefore, adjustments were made to some other matters. Now we are gradually returning to the issues on our agenda, including the key issue of the gas hub,” a source told Sputnik.
When asked if the gas hub project could be delayed due to resource shortages following the earthquakes, the source said “No way, this is out of the question.”