A Turkish-Russian Energy Experts Round Table meeting will start on Wednesday in Istanbul for discussions on energy cooperation specifically in the field of natural gas.
The meeting, hosted by Anadolu Agency in cooperation with Russian news Agency TASS, will comprise two sessions entitled the Role of Natural Gas in Today's Climate Change Agenda moderated by Editor in Chief of TASS, Maxim Filimonov, and TurkStream Role in Turkey's Energy Mix moderated by Deputy Editor of Anadolu Agency's Energy Desk, Baris Saglam.
The meeting will see the participation of Russian experts Aleksei Grivach, deputy director general of the National Energy Security Foundation, Danila Bochkarev, EastWest Institute senior fellow and Roman Samsonov, first prorector at Samara National Research University.
Turkish expert participants include; Volkan Ozdemir, chair of the Institute for Energy Markets and Policies (EPPEN), Yasar Arslan, chair of Turkish Natural Gas Distributors Association, (GAZBIR) and Arif Aktürk, board member of Esgaz & İzmir Natural Gas.
All participants, including leading academics and energy experts from both countries, are expected to discuss Turkey-Russia relations in the field of energy, as well as current and future projects, in particular the TurkStream gas pipeline.
By Gulsen Cagatay