Turkey will launch TurkStream natural gas pipeline next month, energy and natural resources minister said on Friday.

“We will launch TurkStream on Jan. 8. We will be indispensable in international markets with natural gas pipelines coming from both the east and north,” said Fatih Donmez in a meeting in the northwestern Bilecik province.

Referring to the inauguration of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline’s (TANAP) Europe link on Nov. 30, Donmez said: “When the TANAP was first signed, people said that the project was a dream.”

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