PM Erdogan meets US official over energy matters

U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Gray said that "we had a very positive meeting on energy matters with Mr. Erdogan. Our discussions focused on Caspian natural gas to be sent to Europe via Turkey."

PM Erdogan meets US official over energy matters
U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy, Boyden Gray, said Friday that "Turkey and the United States are two strong strategic partners in all fields."

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan received Gray in Ankara on Friday.

Erdogan's meeting with Gray took place at the Prime Ministry and was closed to the press.

Speaking after a meeting of one hour with Erdogan, Gray said that "we had a very positive meeting on energy matters with Mr. Erdogan. Our discussions focused on Caspian natural gas to be sent to Europe via Turkey. The possibility of Nabucco project going over Turkey came up during our meeting. We had a detailed meeting. It was also a constructive meeting. I left the meeting more optimistic than I was at the beginning of the meeting."

"Lastly, I would like to add that Turkey and the U.S. are two strong strategic partners. The topic of energy is one area where strong partnership is displayed," Gray said.

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