Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has telephone conversation with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of
the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on November 16, 2010.
The two heads of government discussed in detail several current issues relating to energy cooperation, primarily the
Samsun-Ceyhan pipeline project and the nuclear power plant in Akkuyu. Both expressed satisfaction with the Turkish
parliament ratifying the power plant agreement and the ratification procedure nearing completion in Russia on this
The prime ministers discussed the progress of coordinating the technical details necessary to begin South Stream
pipeline construction in Turkey’s exclusive economic zone. Mr. Putin and Mr. Erdoğan admitted that both projects are
progressing on schedule.
Mr. Putin also used this opportunity to congratulate his counterpart on Kurban Bajram (Feast of Sacrifice, an
important Muslim holiday).
November 16, 2010