Erdogan wanted to get a substantial gas discount from Russia


Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to meet with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit. One of the main topics of conversation between the presidents could be a gas discount for Turkey in the amount of 25 percent, as well as a partial payment for Russian goods in lira.


Such an agreement would be very useful for Erdogan, adding points to his campaign agenda. Presidential elections will be held in Turkey next June, and the current head of state needs to reduce the impact of soaring world energy prices in his country.

At the end of this year, Ankara will face a current account deficit of about $47 billion, and a discount on oil and gas from Russia would be very welcome. Turkey's bills for gas supplies from Russia this year will exceed $50 billion.

In this case, it is noteworthy that Ankara expects to pay less for Russian blue fuel, while Turkey itself is actively supplying Ukraine with drones and armored cars. In addition, Turkish policy are trying to push Azerbaijan into confrontation with Armenia. Along with this, sources talk about secret negotiations between the Turkish and Syrian intelligence services, at which issues of normalizing relations between the two countries are discussed.

It is likely that the Turkish president is counting on the favor of the leader of the Russian Federation for the fact that Russia uses Turkey's mediation in the transit of sanctioned goods.
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  1. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 16 September 2022 20: 21
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    An under-sultan who thinks of himself wants a 25% discount on Russian gas? Doesn't he want anything else? There are also sleeves from the vest, a circle from a bagel and a dead donkey's ears.
    1. Shmurzik Offline Shmurzik
      Shmurzik (Seymslav) 16 September 2022 22: 05
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      Quote: Cooper
      An under-sultan who thinks of himself wants a 25% discount on Russian gas? Doesn't he want anything else? There are also sleeves from the vest, a circle from a bagel and a dead donkey's ears.

      And why is Turkey actually worse than the same India with China and other Asia ?????
  2. ja.net.1975 Offline ja.net.1975
    ja.net.1975 16 September 2022 21: 19
    +4
    a pack of wolves pounced on a bloodless bear .........
  3. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 16 September 2022 21: 47
    +2
    and what doubts are there that the sultan will get whatever he wants, it’s interesting, Putin will be asked in the future on what basis he squandered the state’s money as his personal
  4. Shatavarta das Offline Shatavarta das
    Shatavarta das (Shatavarta das) 17 September 2022 00: 33
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    With a filthy sheep, at least a tuft of wool.
    If after our downed plane they reconciled and restored the flow of tomatoes, and not only, then ...
    no bayraktars killing ours will interfere with trade deals.

    Oil, gas, and other turnovers, including the black market under sanctions, will overcome any obstacles, including Ankara's cooperation with the Ukronazis.
    You can see it up there. They were trusted, even if they reduce the debit to the credit.
    Let everyone mind their own business.
    Let those who are dissatisfied go through the forest or follow the Makarevichs and Sobchaks.
  5. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 17 September 2022 03: 10
    -1
    - The food won't crack!?
  6. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 17 September 2022 09: 56
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    For the downed plane of the Russian Federation "He got off with tomatoes", and now, like India and China, they will also receive a discount from a weakening bear
  7. Ivanushka-555 Offline Ivanushka-555
    Ivanushka-555 (Ivan) 17 September 2022 19: 17
    +1
    Sultanchik has our president in all directions. After squeezing all the juices, it will again go to the western masters, finally making us some kind of nastiness. Did the president generally teach the history of relations between Russia and Turkey, in the past the Ottomans?