OREANDA-NEWS Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed his commitment to agreements with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the construction of a gas hub in the republic for gas supplies from Russia to Europe. The Turkish leader said this in an interview with Turkish journalists on board the plane, returning from Greece.

"As you know, we wanted to build an energy hub in [Istanbul district] Atashehir. We want to turn one of the towers there into a place where we mobilize energy distribution capabilities. As you know, we have decided to create a [gas] center in Thrace to supply natural gas from Russia to the Balkans and Europe. We have agreed on this with Russian President Vladimir Putin," the state-run Anadolu Ajansı news agency quoted him as saying.