Turkish Vice President: Turkmen Gas Supplies Via Turkey Will Help Ensure Energy Security in Europe


Turkish Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz has said that Turkmen gas supplies through Turkey will contribute to the country’s national welfare and ensure Europe’s energy security. This was said during his speech at the informal summit of member states of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) in Azerbaijan.

“The transportation of trans-Caspian resources, especially Turkmen natural gas, to Turkey and Europe will contribute to our national welfare and security. We are pleased with establishing an energy mechanism within the framework of the OTG and the publication of contact projects,” Yılmaz said.

According to him, the Organization will further strengthen ties between Turkic states as the world’s economic centers of gravity change and the importance of Turkic geography increases.

“The work that will be done in our countries to develop the Middle Corridor will both strengthen our cooperation and show the global role of the Turkic world,” the Vice President emphasized.