Turkish Parliament Ratifies 'Blue Stream' Gas Deal With Russia
The Turkish parliament on 1 April ratified the 'Blue Stream' natural gas deal withRussia that was signed in Ankara last December by Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz andthen Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin (MEES, 22/29 December 1997). The$13.5bn gas purchase deal includes the construction of a 1,170-km. gas pipeline, some 400kms. of which will run under the Black Sea. The pipeline will...