Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony in Istanbul on Nov. 19 to mark a key milestone in the TurkStreamproject, according to statements from their offices.
The two leaders will also have a meeting, during which issues of further development of Russian-Turkish relations and current regional and international problems will be discussed, according to the presidential statements.
The construction of the TurkStream, a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea, started in May 2017.
The first string of the pipeline is intended for Turkish consumers, while the second string will deliver gas to southern and southeastern Europe.
The first and second strings of TurkStream will have a throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each.
Gazprom plans to begin supplying gas through the TurkStream by the end of 2019.