ALGIERS (Sputnik) – Earlier in September, Russia’s Gazprom energy company said it had received the first permits from Turkey through diplomatic channels to construct the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and that the project was advancing to its practical implementation stage.
"We plan to get the remaining permits in the near future," Novak told Ria Novosti.
According to Novak, the coordination work on drafting the intergovernmental agreement and the roadmap is currently on the stage of consultations with Turkey.
The Turkish Stream project was announced in the end of 2014 by President Vladimir Putin on his state visit to Turkey. In November 2015, the Turkish Stream project, which was planned to bring Russian gas via the Black Sea into Turkey and southern Europe, was suspended after a Russian Su-24 aircraft was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter in Syria. In June, following Turkey's apology to Russia for the November incident, the sides began a reconciliation process.