Turkey gives final backing to South Stream: Putin

28th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

Turkey has given Russia formal permission to lay the South Stream natural gas pipeline to Europe through its territorial waters, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

"I would like to thank Turkey for its decision to issue final approval to construct the South Stream pipeline through Turkey's special economic zone," Interfax quoted Putin as saying during talks with the visiting Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz.

© 2011 AFP

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