Bloomberg: Turkey asks Russia to delay part of gas payments until 2024
MOSCOW, October 3 – RIA Novosti. Turkey asked Russia to delay part of gas supply payments until 2024, transmits The Bloomberg agency cites sources.
Turkish state energy importer Boru Hatları ile Petrol Taşıma A.Ş. or Botaş wants to delay some of the payments until 2024.
At the same time, it is not yet clear whether these negotiations will be crowned with success, as the agency’s interlocutors point out.
According to media reports, Turkey’s dependence on energy imports has increased the pressure on its currency and budget. Thus, the Turkish lira has lost more than 28 percent of its value against the dollar since the beginning of the year. It is stated that this is the biggest indicator among emerging markets after the Argentine peso.
At the same time, Turkey’s trade deficit in August more than doubled compared to the same month last year, reaching $11.2 billion, according to Bloomberg.
The agency had previously written that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would ask for a 25% discount on Russian natural gas. Later, Moscow and Ankara agreed that Russia would pay 25 percent of the fuel supplied to the country in rubles.
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