Military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia will cost Turkey gas ambitions

If the TANAP gas pipeline is damaged during a likely military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, this could negatively affect the Turkish energy market. This opinion was expressed by the chief expert of the National Energy Security Fund Igor Yushkov in an interview with the newspaper "Sight".

If, due to the aggravation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, the TANAP gas pipeline is damaged, one of the suppliers of "blue fuel" to Turkey may disappear. Earlier, Russia occupied the first place among gas importers in this country, now it has moved to fourth. Basically, transportation is carried out by Iran, Azerbaijan, as well as LNG suppliers

- the expert emphasized.

The TANAP Trans-Anatolian gas route was launched a year ago - it is a competitor for transporting gas to Europe and Turkey from Russia. Thus, the military confrontation between Baku and Yerevan may cost Ankara its gas ambitions.

The pipeline delivers 6 billion cubic meters of fuel to Turkey, 1 billion cubic meters of gas to Bulgaria and Greece. An additional 8 billion cubic meters should reach Italian consumers, but for this it is necessary to complete the pipeline - this work, most likely, will be completed at the end of this year, or at the beginning of next.

Igor Yushkov, however, believes that the gas pipeline can be seriously damaged only in the event of full-scale military clashes between the two states, when armies bomb each other's territories. With the border confrontation, hardly anything threatens the infrastructure of Azerbaijan.
  • Photos used: Official website the President of Azerbaijan
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 July 2020 18: 09
    Military conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia will cost Turkey gas ambitions

    - In general ...- I personally did not understand ...- what the author wanted to tell ... - What is the large-scale conflict ... and what does TANAP have to do with it (TANAP is quite far from the territory of Armenia) ...
    - If only ...:

    That night a storm was raging on the slopes
    In the gorges of the mountains hiding the Armenian partisans ...

    - Hahah ... In short ... - all this is from the realm of fantasy ... - If only the Armenians penetrate the territory of Azerbaijan; and the "bakhtiars" will skip them and ... and they will blow up this gas pipeline, then ... even so poor Armenia that nobody needs ... - will become "no one needs at all" ... - Armenia, and so somehow I got into the CSTO and somehow "achieved" the Russian base on its territory ... - And if it just starts "building on its own," the consequences for the Armenians themselves will be quite sad ... - Here ... - arrange some kind of kitchen showdown with "bakhtiyars"; make a noise in this local conflict; to arrange a demonstration of cheap Caucasian "show-offs" (which both sides of the conflict willingly demonstrate) ... - that's please ... - And stir up something more serious than these "cockfighting" ... - but who will allow them .. -So, Turkey is unlikely to be worried about the integrity of this TANAP.
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 13 July 2020 18: 36
      Russia will sell weapons to both, and the Azerbaijanis will show how much they love Armenians. Around the same Poles love the Little Russians.
    2. Magog Offline Magog
      Magog (Gog Magog) 13 July 2020 23: 09
      From my personal bell tower, one can see that the author hinted "who benefits from fanning the spark of a long-standing conflict." Of course, this is not Armenia or Azerbaijan, and, moreover, not Turkey.
    3. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 14 July 2020 13: 16
      Gorenina 91, do you even know what happened in 1992-1994 and what the "poor Armenians" did? And who asked the Russians to stop the Armenians?
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 14 July 2020 13: 24
        Gorenina 91, do you even know what happened in 1992-1994 and what the "poor Armenians" did? And who asked the Russians to stop the Armenians?

        - Personally, I am not an Armenian and not an Azerbaijani ... - And personally, I will tell you honestly ... - To me this showdown ... between ...
        - And personally, I saw in real life ... - how representatives of these "militant sides" behave in Russia ... Both those and others are against each other ... here in Russia they do not oppose ... - And it is very easy , here in Russia, unite to resist ... - it is clear ... "to whom" ...
        - That's all that needs to be understood today ...
        - If you yourself are not Armenian or Azerbaijani, then you will understand ...
        1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
          Hayer31 (Kashchei) 14 July 2020 14: 56
          I understood you. But the beggar doesn’t mean cowardly.
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 14 July 2020 00: 05
    And shooting is no longer childish. If you follow the logic of the article, is this type of Russia Azerbaijan is bothering?

  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 14 July 2020 08: 23
    This will cost Turkey an expression of the deepest concerns from the Russian Foreign Ministry in the person of Zakharova.