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In the Turkish city of Eskisehir on Tuesday, June 12, officially opened the first section of the TRANS-Anatolian (TANAP) gas pipeline, through which Azerbaijani gas through Turkey to come to Europe.
The ceremony was attended by the presidents of five countries: Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Azerbaijan – Ilham Aliyev, of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Georgia – Giorgi Margvelashvili, Ukraine – Petro Poroshenko, Serbia – Aleksandar Vucic.
The TANAP project was implemented over three years with a budget of less than $8 billion the Total length of gas pipeline amounted to 1,850 kilometers. The pipeline is being built to the border with Greece Ipsala district in the Turkish province of Edirne, where it is connected to the TRANS-Adriatic pipeline (TAP).
The initial capacity of the TANAP pipeline is expected to be 16 billion cubic meters of gas per year. About six billion cubic meters will be delivered to Turkey and rest to Europe. Over time, the capacity of the pipeline will be doubled.
The TANAP project is 51% owned by the Azerbaijan CJSC southern gas corridor, a 7% SOCAR Turkey Energy A. Ş, a subsidiary of SOCAR, 30% Turkish BOTAŞ and 12% BP.
Elections in Turkey had been unfair – OSCE
Presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey had been unfair, according to the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
During the election campaign, the opposition was placed at a disadvantage, while the government’s political associations – the Party of justice and development and nationalist movement Party – were given illegal benefits.
This is stated in the OSCE statement, released on Monday, June 25, on the basis of reports from observers.
Such a disadvantage was observed in the coverage of the race. “The outcome of these elections was affected by the identified restrictions on fundamental rights,” said one of the observers from the OSCE Ignacio Sanchez Amor.
However, the OSCE observers are of the opinion that on the day of voting was mostly respected the rules, with some exceptions.
According to the results of counting of votes on presidential elections in Turkey on Sunday, June 24, defeated the incumbent President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who received 52.5 per cent of votes. For his main rival Muharrem ince voted 31.5% of voters.
In Turkey were released sentenced to life in prison journalist
Mehmet Altan has long been in the detention cell. The verdict on his case was delivered in February.Turkish journalist Mehmet Altan, in February, sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday, June 27, was released. As reported by NGO P24, the reporter left the penitentiary after nearly two years in custody before the verdict.
“After 21 months I finally found freedom, though he has never had to be in jail,” he said, adding that a successful outcome gave him hope in the triumph of “law and democracy”.
The court of appeals of Turkey earlier decided to release Altana. In January, the country’s constitutional court came to the conclusion that his spending long periods in pre-trial detention violated the rights of journalist.
Altan sentence was pronounced on the day of release of the reporter of the newspaper Die Welt Ujala Deniz (Deniz Yücel). Together with his brother – the former chief editor of the now closed newspaper Taraf, Ahmet Altan, and a well-known journalist of Ilicak Nazli, Mehmet was found guilty of links with the radical movement of the preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom the authorities in Ankara are accused of organizing the coup attempt in 2016.
The sentence was sharply criticized by human rights activists, including the organization of “reporters without borders”.