“On February 14-15, an international summit on our gas hub project is planned to be held in Istanbul,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying during a speech at a conference in Istanbul.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov said that Russia and Turkey, at the expert level, began discussing delicate issues related to the security of the gas hub.

At the end of December, the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, said that Russia and Turkey had already begun to work on the implementation of the project to create a gas hub.