TurkStream construction to start end-June, says spokesman

Construction of the 1,100-kilometer TurkStream pipeline supplying Russian gas to Turkey will begin at the end of June, a spokesman for the Gazprom-backed project has told AFP.

The official attending a global gas conference in Paris said that an accord concluded in May with the Saipem construction group will allow work on the first of four sections of TurkStream to start by the end of June.

The new pipeline will stretch to Turkey’s border with Greece via the Black Sea.