Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan held a ceremony yesterday to mark the start of supplies of gas from Azerbaijan to Turkey through the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP).
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The presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia inaugurated TANAP, a key section of Europe’s long-delayed Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), according to announcements made in the three country’s media.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ilham Aliyev and Giorgi Margvelashvili attended the opening ceremony in the city in Central Turkey, according to a statement from the Turkish President’s office.
The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) consists of three pipelines: the South Caucasus pipeline across Azerbaijan and Georgia, the TANAP pipeline across Turkey, and the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) across Greece and Albania, with an offshore section to southern Italy.
Azerbaijan recently inaugurated a terminal that is planned to be the starting point of the SGC.
"Our country is now one step closer to its vision to become a hub of regional energy lines thanks to TANAP," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in the central city of Eskisehir on Tuesday, dubbing the project "the Silk Road of energy."
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic were in attendance at the ceremony which saw the last section of the pipeline put in place.
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