By Firdevs Yuksel
Greece is conducting talks with the EU on the extension of
Ahead of his visit to Moscow on Friday, Tsipras highlighted the importance of the
In line with Athens' multidimensional energy policy, Tsipras expressed the country's support and that of other European countries' to cooperate with Russia for distribution of energy sources, including the pipeline to transport Russian natural gas to Europe through the
Russia has been evaluating several routes for the project's second line namely, Bulgaria, Serbia
Despite Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova's statement during her speech in Parliament on Nov. 30 when she said the
In reference to the possibility of an agreement for the second line of the
"Greece greatly contributed to the Southern Corridor and the so-called TAP [Trans Adriatic Pipeline], which runs from Turkey to Greece and onto Italy," Tsipras said.
He urged for the diversification of energy sources, which he said was within the framework of the EU's energy strategy to ensure energy security in the region.
The TurkStream project is an export gas pipeline consisting of two 930-km (577.8-mile) lines each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters.
The pipeline is set to cross beneath the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and also further extend to Turkey's borders with neighboring countries.
The first line is intended for gas supplies to Turkish consumers, while the second is to supply gas to south and southeastern Europe.