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Russia’s Gazprom ‘Still Open for Negotiations on Turkish Stream’

Russia’s Gazprom ‘Still Open for Negotiations on Turkish Stream’

Russian gas giant Gazprom said on June 27 it was still open to negotiations on the suspended Turkish Stream pipeline project, Russian media outlets reported.

“Gazprom is open to dialogue on Turkish Stream and always has been,” TASS news agency quoted Gazprom spokesman Sergey Kupriyanov as saying.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Erdoğan has expressed his “regret and sorrow” toRussian President Vladimir Putin in a letter addressing the downing of a Russian jet and the killing of two Russian pilots in 2015, expressing his desire to restore bilateral ties, the Turkish and Russian presidencies have said.

The Kremlin said on June 27 that Putin received a letter from Erdoğan that was later confirmed by the Turkish presidency that said Ankara and Moscow had “agreed to take necessary steps to improve the relationship.”