Turkey Should Join Adriatic Gas Link to Access Balkans: TAP

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline consortium has repeatedly asked Turkey to join TAP project, TAP Turkey representative Cenk Pala said today in televised interview on Bloomberg HT. * TAP stake would give Turkey access to Balkan states, has strategic value for Ankara: Pala * NOTE: Azerbaijan selected TAP to send 10 bcm of natural gas annually to Europe * NOTE: TAP, developed by Statoil ASA (STL), EON Ruhrgas and EGL AG, will ship Azeri gas to Italy from Turkish border

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