“This year will be very difficult for all of us.

But we are on good terms with our current suppliers like Azerbaijan and Russia.

We are discussing new volumes of supplies, new contracts, because some contracts, for example, with Gazprom, expire at the end of the year.

We are discussing contracts with Russia, as well as new contracts with other countries, ”TASS quoted him as saying.

As Bayraktar noted, Ankara expects to conclude a long-term agreement on gas transit with Russia as soon as possible.

He also said that negotiations are underway on possible supplies of LNG to the country.