Bulgaria seeks to benefit from Russia-Turkey spat

In a fine balancing act, Bulgaria seeks to benefit from a spat between Turkey and Russia to revive weakened economic ties with Moscow — its main gas supplier — without offending Ankara, an important ally in the migrant crisis. Reacting to the snub, Russia redrew plans to transport its gas via a new undersea pipeline called TurkStream. Bulgaria — the only bloc member to get almost all of its natural gas from Russia via Ukraine — has now seized upon the row to propose yet another deal: building a depot that could channel Russia’s gas to Europe via Bulgaria.

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