Environmental lobby groups on Oct. 7 urged French President Francois Hollande to force state-owned utility Engie to stop investing in coal projects in Turkey.
Engie, in partnership with the Turkish company Mimag-Sanko, plans to build the Ada Yumurtal?k 1,320-megawatt coal plant in the south of Turkey.
Russia intends to support an economic recovery in Greece by expanding cooperation in the energy sector, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on July 12.
Novak said in a statement sent to reporters that Russia was considering the possibility of organizing direct energy supplies to Greece and hoped to reach an agreement on this within the next few weeks.
Gazprom announced on Thursday that gas deliveries through the Turkish Stream pipeline will start in December of next year.
"We had very efficient and crucial talks today. It was agreed to bring onstream Turkish Stream and to start gas supplies in December 2016," Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said in a company statement.