• Russia may cancel important projects with Turkey : Medvedev -

    Un arrêt (que temporaire ?) de la nucléarisation de la Turquie à cause des incidents diplomatiques avec la Russie

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Nov. 25 that Russia may consider cancelling some important joint projects with Turkey after the downing of the Russian jet by Turkish F-16’s near the Syrian border on Nov. 24.

    Turkish companies could lose Russian market share due to the incident, Medvedev said in a statement published on the government website, barring Turkish companies from the Russian market.

    Russia may even scrap big energy projects with Turkey, such as the Turkey’s first nuclear power plant for which Russia has been contracted to build.

    Turkey commissioned Russia’s state-owned Rosatom in 2013 to build four 1,200-megawatt reactors in a project worth $20 billion.

    Russia and Turkey are also working on the Turkish Stream pipeline project, an alternative to Russia’s South Stream pipeline, which was to transport gas to Europe without crossing Ukraine. The South Stream plan was dropped last year due to objections from the European Commission.

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