Russia-Turkey gas link plans intact despite 'difficulties': Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, September 23, 2015Plans for a new gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey remain intact despite “difficulties”, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, days after Ankara said talks on the deal were frozen. At a meeting in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed that “work would continue” on the project, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “It is complex work which implies difficulties, but it will all follow its course,” he said, indicating the two would meet again before the year’s end “to coordinate their approaches” to the partnership.

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