Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement ratified

 Turkish Stream gas pipeline agreement ratified

The Turkish parliament has passed a bill on ratifying an intergovernmental agreement with Russia on constructing the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

A total of 210 lawmakers out of 223 were in favor of the ratification during the vote, TASS reports with reference to the Milliyet daily.

The Russian authorities announced the Turkish Stream in December 2014 to replace the South Stream gas pipeline project. It was planned that the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline would comprise four stretches with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each.

The Turkish Stream project envisages the construction of a gas pipeline across the Black Sea to the European part of Turkey and farther to the border with Greece.