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Russia: Turkish Stream: Protracted Bargaining at the Kremlin’s Expense

Over the last few days, President Vladimir Putin, Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller and senior Kremlin and Gazprom officials have focused renewed attention on the Turkish Stream project. Feverish activity around the project began with Putin’s meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Baku on 13 June. There, Putin was unable to extract a final commitment to the project from the embattled Erdogan, whose Justice and Development Party (AKP) had just lost its parliamentary majority in the 7 June general elections.

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