On Nov. 30, 2019, Ipsala, a small and wonderful town with a surface area of 753 square kilometers and a population of 30,000, located in Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province, hosted a very important historic event for Europe. On this day, the town hosted the opening ceremony of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), the 1,850-kilometer-long gas pipeline that extends from the northeastern Turkish province of Ardahan onward to Europe. With this historic event, the export of Azerbaijani gas to Turkey and Europe became a reality.

TANAP is the key pillar and the most important part of the 3,500-kilometer-long energy

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