Turkey, a country poor in energy resources, has voiced its ambitions to leverage its geographic position by becoming an even more important crossroads of supply routes and a giant energy hub, saying this would “improve” the EU’s energy security.
The 22nd “World Petroleum Congress” is underway in Istanbul, from 9 to 11 July, attended by dozens of ministers of different countries, hundreds of top executives and thousands of participants, under the theme of “Bridges to Our Energy Future”.
Also present at the congress were President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of Bulgaria and Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania.
A similar event last year was attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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