Russia urges EU to support gas pipeline crossing Turkey

Russia’s foreign minister has urged the European Union to support the idea of a Moscow-backed pipeline that would bring natural gas across the Black Sea to Turkey and the rest of Europe.

Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the pipeline – which could include Greece, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary – would bring “energy stability” to Europe.

Greece’s left-wing government has expressed interest in the project, dubbed Turkish Stream.

The United States, however, has been encouraging the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, which will take Azeri gas from the Caspian Sea to Italy. [AP]

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