Turkey news roundup – Jan. 13, 2020

A demonstrator holds a picture of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, during protest against the assassination of Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who were killed in an air strike in Baghdad airport, in Tehran, Iran January 3, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week.

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Reuters: Turkey, Russia launch TurkStream pipeline carrying gas to Europe

A ceremony formally inaugurating the TurkStream pipeline was held on Wednesday in Istanbul. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic joined the Presidents of Turkey and Russia to launch the pipeline. The TurkStream pipeline will supply Russian gas to the European market via Turkey, bypassing Ukraine. TurkStream will consist of two pipelines, one supplying Europe and another which will extend to Europe. Each line will have an annual capacity of 15.75 bcm per year.

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