MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He added that after the issue is discussed by the committee, it would be considered by the parliament, however the lawmaker had no information on the exact date of such a discussion.
"The reliability of energy supply to both the European market and Turkey has a great significance. From this point of view, I believe, thanks to the implementation of an agreement on construction of the Turkish Stream, very important and positive steps, both for further development of bilateral ties and for provision of so important stability and energy security in the region, will be made," Kurt, who is lawmaker from the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP), said, commenting on Tuesday's agenda of the committee.
On October 10, Moscow and Ankara signed an intergovernmental agreement, which envisions the construction of two underwater legs of the gas pipeline in the Black Sea. The annual capacity of each leg is estimated to reach 15.75 billion cubic meters of natural gas. Pipe-laying work for the Turkish Stream will begin in 2017 and end in late 2019.