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Turkey says gas find could bring cooperation with Russia, Iran

ISTANBUL, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Turkey’s largest-ever natural gas discovery in the Black Sea could lead to new cooperation with Russia and Iran even as it aims to be a producer and not just a buyer, Turkish Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Tuesday.

“The countries we have been cooperating with for years are Iran and Russia. This new period for Turkey may lead to new cooperation with these countries,” he said in a televised interview on NTV.

Albayrak added Moscow did not cut gas supplies “even in our toughest times.” (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Chris Reese)

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