Expensive price of "partnership": Turkey asks for gas from Russia for free

All allies and partners of Russia were divided into two camps - imaginary and real. Of the faithful and real, only Belarus remained. The rest are "friends" with the Russian Federation either because of the presence of common borders, the geographical principle, or because of the incredible benefits from a discreet "partnership". Turkey is one of those states that is pursuing not even a multi-vector policies, but professes real Byzantine intrigues, flirting with the West, Russia and his region at the same time.

Explosions at the Nord Streams produced tectonic shifts in the entire world geopolitics and the economy. It's not even about hundreds of millions of cubic meters of gas that leaked into the waters of the Baltic Sea, but about the fact that the infrastructure landscape of the energy sector of the continent has changed dramatically. It's time for Turkey to become more active in search of even greater benefits for itself. The masks have been dropped: Ankara has exposed the true price of a dubious “partnership” to Russia. And, of course, it concerns the "gold" of 2022 - gas. Still, the Turkish Stream is at hand.

So, according to Bloomberg, Turkey is asking Russia to defer payments for gas, as it had to increase imports and consumption due to lack of energy. And in connection with the crisis (presumably in the Russian export system), Ankara does not want to pay. More specifically, the Turkish company BOTAŞ wants to defer some payments to Russia until 2024, wanting to receive virtually free fuel until then.

An incredibly daring proposition, if the reports of the American analytical agency are true. You don't have to be a great oriental chess player to understand the monopoly position of connecting to the only so far trouble-free main gas pipeline. Ankara understands this very clearly. Turkey has never been a friend to Russia.
  • Used photos: gazprom.ru
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  1. Paul3390 Offline Paul3390
    Paul3390 (Paul) 4 October 2022 09: 35
    I wonder - and if we refuse, what will happen? Will the Ottomans turn off the last pipe? And to yourself too? Switching to LNG at spot prices? Oh well..
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 4 October 2022 11: 13
      removed from the tongue)))
      if it’s true that Erdogan asked / demanded such a delay, then he can be left without gas at all ... and then what? take gas from Azerbaijan? so they won't have enough
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  2. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 4 October 2022 09: 52
    History is cyclical. It remains, like Lenin, to transfer Russia's gold reserves to Turkey to support Erdogan, because the rule "we do not abandon our own", and not the Constitution of the Russian Federation, is put into effect.
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 4 October 2022 09: 58
    Russia needs to close the European pipeline direction in general, until better times. Only LNG. Otherwise, there will be no end to the blackmailing of transiters.
    1. lord-palladore-11045 (Konstantin Puchkov) 5 October 2022 07: 52
      Quite right, Russia's friends are only the army and navy.
  4. Vladimir Golubenko (Vladimir Golubenko) 4 October 2022 09: 59
    And building ships for Ukraine and supplying it with Bayraktars is also free for them? Fuck such friends! Sell ​​everything and only for rubles!
    1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
      sat2004 4 October 2022 11: 12
      Why is it free. You can also approve a loan.
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  6. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 4 October 2022 10: 16
    Here and throughout Russia they will say how it is, close the pipe, etc. and here is V.V. tell Miller, give it free.
  7. Human_79 Offline Human_79
    Human_79 (Andrei) 4 October 2022 10: 54
    Our people will agree, but we will not know about it.
  8. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 4 October 2022 11: 41
    The price is expensive if Turkey does not set conditions that are beneficial and necessary for us under the sanctions. Unfavorable - gifts.
  9. Shamil Rasmukhambetov (Shamil Rasmukhambetov) 4 October 2022 12: 10
    It’s even reluctant to discuss, they’ll give us for the sake of saving all of humanity, Latvia has called us a terrorist country and there’s nothing to pump gas to them. They also threaten to block transit to Kaliningrad, some kind of looking glass.
  10. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 4 October 2022 17: 12
    All allies and partners of Russia were divided into two camps - imaginary and real. Of the faithful and real, only Belarus remained

    - By the way, Belarus, as a real not only partner, but part of the Union State, has not yet recognized Crimea, let's see what will happen to Novorossia ...
    And what about Turkey - and what, someone somewhere once considered Turkey to be a kind of "faithful and real" partner, I'm not talking about an ally ???
    The Turks only care about their own interests, which is normal and right. Unlike the EU, which at the moment obviously care about the interests of the United States directly to their own detriment.
    And for what it is worth respecting the Turks, at least for honesty, which, by the way, was not typical for them before. Erdogan is trying from all possible sides to tear off the maximum for himself and does not hide it in any way. You just have to act on it, that's all. And how - it is up to the relevant authorities and individuals to decide, if it is beneficial for us at the moment, it may be worth giving gas for free ... At least we are not at war with Turkey. And we are at war with the USA, the EU and Ukraine, and at the same time, we seem to support economic relations ... Is this idiocy or betrayal?
  11. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 4 October 2022 17: 13
    The freebie ends, the cash flows are blown up, the stash is covered,
  12. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 4 October 2022 17: 29
    And where are the Belarusian volunteers?
  13. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
    nikanikolich (nikola) 4 October 2022 17: 36
    Turks decided to play sucker? Or I don’t understand something, what is the Turks’ problem with paying for the received gas?
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  15. patxilek Offline patxilek
    patxilek (patxilek) 4 October 2022 18: 43
    I don't like it when Erdogan shakes hands with Putin. He doesn't look into my eyes. Look down. I don't trust people who don't look you in the eye. Looking into the eyes is a sign of openness and honesty, you can’t hide anything that you can’t say in person.
    1. Quiet wind Offline Quiet wind
      Quiet wind (Yuri Baranov) 5 October 2022 21: 13
      I don't trust people who don't look you in the eye. Looking into the eyes is a sign of openness and honesty, you can’t hide anything that you can’t say in person.

      No, it's the mentality. Arabs and Scandinavians have the exact opposite assessment of a person who looks into your eyes. I don’t know about the Turks, how it is customary for them there.
  16. Alex D Offline Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 4 October 2022 18: 50
    Well, let's say, if the Russian Federation refuses, it will lose a friend, difficulties may arise with the passage through the strait. Turkey has serious economic problems, and without outside help, the government may be replaced by a less loyal one to Russia. So the choice is so-so. I personally think that Russia should stop exporting. the country does not see the revenue. And stop bribing "friends".
  17. Azvozdam Offline Azvozdam
    Azvozdam (Azvozdam) 4 October 2022 18: 55
    Pinocchio! Have you seen the light? It can’t be! A Russian doesn’t need a knife, you’ll lie to him three boxes, and do what “hosh” with him. Give your favorite rake! Therefore, this is fate. Alas, this is not true, this is a FACT
    1. Azvozdam Offline Azvozdam
      Azvozdam (Azvozdam) 4 October 2022 19: 01
      PS Let me remind you that Pinocchio was Russian by nationality (A. Tolstoy)
      1. Azvozdam Offline Azvozdam
        Azvozdam (Azvozdam) 4 October 2022 19: 16
        PPS Everything that has been said refers to power. How strikingly different are the people and the government !!
      2. Hiker Offline Hiker
        Hiker (Dmitriy) 4 October 2022 19: 28
        Italian. Just Pinocchio in Russia was called Pinocchio. This is how Deutschland is called Germany)
        Fools are everywhere. There are a lot of them. The difference is very small between Russia and Ukraine)
        1. Azvozdam Offline Azvozdam
          Azvozdam (Azvozdam) 4 October 2022 22: 20
          Pinocchio was an Italian (creator C. Collodi) and the Golden Key was A. Tolstoy. The plot is slightly different.
      3. Andrey Gladkikh Offline Andrey Gladkikh
        Andrey Gladkikh (Andrey Gladkikh) 4 October 2022 22: 11
        Yes Yes. Especially Russian were his dad - Carlo and a friend of the pope Giuseppo
  18. Moscow Offline Moscow
    Moscow 4 October 2022 20: 23
    It is bad and harmful to be kind, especially when you are being taken advantage of.
  19. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
    bonifacius (Alex) 4 October 2022 22: 35
    But when we build a nuclear power plant in Turkey, then Russia in general will be all and everything will be in chocolate, or another substance of the same color.
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  22. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 5 October 2022 05: 25
    Well, if this is true, the result of the liberal SVO is obvious .. It's time to stop with the Ukrainian GTS ..
  23. Avarron Offline Avarron
    Avarron (Sergei) 5 October 2022 18: 22
    The price is not expensive or cheap, it is high or low, literacy.