20 November 2018

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Opening ceremony of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) has kicked off in Eskishehir, Turkey. reports that the ceremony is being attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Bulgarian MP Boyko Borisov, BP CEO Robert Dudley and ministers from different countries and heads of energy companies.

TANAP, a segment of the Southern Gas Corridor, which costs more than $40 billion, is one of the priority projects for the EU and provides for the transportation of 10 billion cubic meters of Azerbaijani gas from the Caspian region through Georgia and Turkey to Europe. The initial capacity of TANAP is expected to be 16 billion cubic meters of Shahdeniz 2 gas per year. About six billion cubic meters will be supplied to Turkey, and the rest to Europe.


President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev arrived in Turkey.

The head of state will take part in the opening ceremony of the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP).

The ceremony will take place in the Turkish city of Eskisehir.

The opening ceremony will also be attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Georgian President Georgi Margvelashvili, as well as ministers from several countries.


The commissioning of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) is a manifestation and victory of Azerbaijan-Turkey brotherhood, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

The president made the remarks addressing the opening ceremony of TANAP in Turkey’s Eskisehir city June 12.

President Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan rejoices at successes gained by Turkey under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“At this time, Turkey defines the world’s agenda. Turkey’s power is our power. Today, it is difficult to find countries that support each other as Azerbaijan and Turkey,” the head of state said, adding. “We are writing the energy history of the 21st century. This is a project of cooperation and stability. The implementation of such enormous project as TANAP became possible thanks to the joint political will of the Turkish and Azerbaijani leaders.”

2018.06.12 / 19:55
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