January 8, Putin and Erdogan will open the

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will take part in the launching ceremony of the pipeline “Turkish stream”. Commissioning of the pipeline is scheduled for January 8, the venue – Istanbul.

the Russian President will discuss with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan overdue the conflict in the middle East, including the situation in Syria and Libya, RIA Novosti reported.

the pipeline will be broadcast on the website “Vesti.ru”.

pumping Test of the pipeline began on 1 January 2020.

“Turkish stream” stretches from Russia to Turkey under the Black sea and next to Turkey’s border with neighboring countries. The first string of the gas pipeline is intended for the Turkish market, the second — for the gas supply countries in southern and South-Eastern Europe. The capacity of each line will total of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year.