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Putin, Erdogan boost Russia-Turkey ties with TurkStream

Putin, Erdogan are all smiles in Istanbul marking the end of construction of the offshore section of the TurkStream. The megaproject seeks to boost the relations and change Eurasia's energy market.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Turkey November 19, 2018. Sputnik/Ramil Sitdikov/Pool via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. - UP1EEBJ18SBRX
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A delegation from Russia headed by President Vladimir Putin visited Turkey on Nov. 19, when a ceremony marking the completion of  TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section took place. The event was mostly symbolic, as the pipeline can be used no earlier than the end of 2019. Nevertheless, both sides marked the importance of the work done.

President Putin said that the event testifies to the effectiveness of both countries’ partner-like cooperation in accomplishing the most difficult and ambitious projects.

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