Turkish Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz
Turkey has joined the growing ranks of claimants to revision of their contracts with Gazprom. On September 29, Turkish Energy Minister, Taner Yildiz, warned that Turkey would end a 25-year-old supply agreement with Gazprom, unless the latter reduces the price of gas. Taner issued this warning through the media, moving ahead of the state company Botas, Gazprom’s Turkish partner. In Moscow, Gazprom retorted that it was only dealing with Botas in Turkey, not with the Energy Ministry (Anatolia news agency, Interfax, September 29).