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Turkey's Nabucco move prior to polls not reciprocated by Baku

Turkey's Nabucco move prior to polls not reciprocated by Baku

Turkey's Nabucco initiative ahead of next month's general elections has found no response from Azerbaijan, leaving the future of the US-backed natural gas pipeline project aimed at pumping Middle Eastern or Caspian gas to Europe in limbo. Baku has not yet responded to a Turkish invitation to participate in the official signing ceremony on June 8 of an agreement between the participatory governments and the consortium of the Nabucco gas transit pipeline project. "We have received an invitation from the Turkish side but it is not yet clear if we'll attend," said an Azerbaijani source speaking on condition of anonymity. The ceremony on the Project Support Agreement, one of the sub-deals to realize the long-running project, is set to take place in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri, the hometown of Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. Azerbaijan is one of the largest potential suppliers of the project, and its non-participation would be a strong signal showing Baku's colors toward the multinational project

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