ANKARA, Sep 19 – PRIME. The European Union has not been able to cope with the energy crisis, the decision is delayed, said Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez.
“Unfortunately, the European Union has not been able to cope well with this energy crisis. They cannot come together and make a decision, they are late. We have taken a number of measures both in the electricity market and in the natural gas market,” the Habertürk TV channel quoted the minister as saying. .
The country’s government continues to work on tariffs in a way that takes the burden off, especially on those with low and middle incomes, he said.
“We are one of the countries where this is least reflected. Today, the price of one cubic meter of gas, taking into account everything in Ankara, is approximately 5.7 lira. But in Berlin it is 43.3 lira, and in Amsterdam it is 66.6 lira. “, the minister said.
The main gas suppliers to Turkey are Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran.
After the start of a special military operation in Ukraine, the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Russia, which led to an increase in prices for electricity, fuel and food in Europe and the United States. At the same time, as Russian President Vladimir Putin pointed out, the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy.