Turkey reportedly set to halt sales of Azeri gas to Greece
A top Turkish energy official said Turkey will stop selling the 750 million cubic meters of natural gas it buys from Azerbaijan each year and start using it for domestic purposes. According to Reuters, the official, whose name was not disclosed because he wished to remain anonymous, said Azerbaijan will directly sell that much natural gas to Greece via pipelines that run through Turkey, which will also be paid a certain amount in the form of a transition fee. "The relevant signatures have yet to be obtained," the official was quoted as saying. "And once the deal is completed, Turkey will continue to buy 6.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Azerbaijan, but its natural gas exports to Greece, which have been continuing since 2008, will stop."