Turkey wants to get a deferment to pay for Russian gas

Currently, Turkish officials continue to negotiate on various areas of activity with their Russian counterparts, including the issue of deferring payment for natural gas supplied from the Russian Federation. This was announced on January 6 on the air of the Turkish TV channel Habertürk by the head of the Turkish Ministry of Energy, Fatih Donmez.

The minister explained that the Turks want to get a deferred payment. He noted that for many years of cooperation with Moscow, Ankara has not yet had problems or negative experience.

We negotiate based on our national interests

- said a Turkish high-ranking official.

Donmez stressed that the most important issue for any state is the security and uninterrupted supply of energy raw materials. He pointed out that Moscow's proposal to create a gas hub in the European part of the Turkish territory is evidence of confidence in Ankara.

Of course, the price also matters, but these are business issues. We will let you all know in due time. Botas communicates with Gazprom

- he added.

The functionary also touched upon a number of other important topics. According to him, the Russian Federation, Azerbaijan and Iran can become serious players on the gas trading platform for Europe being created in Turkey, where the price of blue fuel will be formed.

Ankara will charge a transaction service fee. The price of gas will be indexed in accordance with the cost in the markets of Western European countries, which will be an advantage for the states of southeastern Europe. The official expressed confidence that Turkey will be able to create a transparent market, which will be trusted by other countries.

He recalled that Moscow became the first supplier and began pumping blue fuel to Ankara back in Soviet times. In 1986, a contract was signed with Botas for the supply of 6 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year for 25 years. Deliveries to Turkey began in 1987, after the construction of the Trans-Balkan gas pipeline was completed. Since then, about 500 billion cubic meters have entered Turkish territory. m of gas.

In addition, Ankara is negotiating with Moscow on the construction of a second nuclear power plant with four power units, this time in the province of Sinop on the Black Sea coast.

The conditions for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Sinop may be different in comparison with the Akkuyu NPP currently being built (on the Mediterranean coast - Ed.). If we do not agree, we will communicate on this issue with another state

he explained.
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  1. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 7 January 2023 12: 55
    On a good note, the answer to a delay in payment should be a delay in deliveries.
    But this is with responsible and adequate leaders, to which ours cannot be attributed even with a stretch.
    1. Nikolay Volkov (Nikolai Volkov) 7 January 2023 13: 21
      they would rather supply Erdogan for free, and even pay extra
    2. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
      Gennady1959 (Gennady) 8 January 2023 20: 43
      The highest form of trust is advance payment. There is no money to go to the market.
  2. Max Inquisitive Offline Max Inquisitive
    Max Inquisitive (Max Curious) 7 January 2023 13: 46
    Turks look like Moldovan gypsies
  3. AlexVas44 Offline AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 (Alexander) 7 January 2023 13: 46
    But armored cars from Turkey to Ukraine can’t be postponed in any way? Like we are for you, you are for them.
  4. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 7 January 2023 14: 31
    Turkey just raised the price for the passage of Russian ships through its strait, for which they ask for free gas. Because getting a reprieve means giving us gas for free. We are building a nuclear power plant for them free of charge. They seemed to like it.
  5. Ivanovich 1960 Offline Ivanovich 1960
    Ivanovich 1960 7 January 2023 15: 44
    But didn’t the author make a mistake in the title of the article: not a delay, but an asshole?
  6. Khas Offline Khas
    Khas (Misha Shvot) 7 January 2023 16: 44
    Listen dear! There will be dengas! Ukraine will give money for a tank, we will give it for gas ...
  7. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 7 January 2023 18: 15
    This is, as always, a multi-move, V.V. knows his business better than Nicholas II and Gorbachev.
    1. Andrew13 Offline Andrew13
      Andrew13 (Andrei) 7 January 2023 22: 33
      Explain the multi-move with the rejection of Novorossiya at 14, or with the spring de-escalations.
  8. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 8 January 2023 11: 01
    Turkey can pay with missiles or something else necessary for our military.
    1. Andrew13 Offline Andrew13
      Andrew13 (Andrei) 9 January 2023 11: 54
      It can’t, she passes it on to the outskirts.