ANKARA, Turkey has a remarkable position in the world with its geopolitical potential, and is now an energy corridor, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Sunday.
Mevlut Cavusoglu’s remarks came during an event organized at a hotel in Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.
Referring to the inauguration of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline’s (TANAP) Europe link on Saturday, Cavusoglu said Turkey is now an energy corridor.
The TANAP project was officially launched in June 2018. It stretches from the Turkish-Georgian border to the Turkish-Greek border.
The pipeline will begin carrying gas to the European section of the Southern Gas Corridor, an ambitious initiative of the European Commission for a natural gas supply route from the Caspian and Middle Eastern regions to Europe.
It will pass through the Trans Adriatic Pipeline — the European leg of the corridor.
With an investment of around USD 7 billion, TANAP will deliver 6 billion cubic meters of Azeri gas to Turkey and 10 billion to Europe per year.
“Turkey also plays a critical role in reviving the historic Silk Road,” he added.
Cavusoglu added that Turkey has become a country, which links London to Tokyo, the country has to make proper use of this opportunity.
Regarding the construction of artificial sea-level waterway Canal Istanbul, he said Turkey will change the dynamics of history in marine and transportation.
Source: Kuwait News Agency