plans to achieve a discount on the supply of Russian gas.

Ankara intends to do this against the background of the introduction of oil sanctions against the Russian Federation. 

This is reported by Bloomberg with reference to Turkish officials. 

The publication writes that on December 9, Turkey will hold negotiations with the Russian delegation in Ankara in order to achieve a discount of more than 25% on the price of gas.

It is planned that the discount will be applied not only to payments for 2023, but also to payments made in 2022.

The article emphasizes that if the parties cannot agree on a price reduction, then Ankara intends to postpone payments for the supply of Russian gas until 2024.

"A deal with Russia could ease pressure on the lira, one of the world's worst-performing currencies in a year. It could also help President Recep Tayyip Erdogan avoid higher energy prices ahead of next year's election to boost his popularity at a time when Europe is struggling to face an energy crisis. crisis," writes Bloomberg. 

We will remind, on December 5, the decision on the embargo on the supply of Russian oil to the countries of the European Union officially entered into force, and also the 

limited price for oil from Russia came into effect.

 Now it can be bought at a price not exceeding $60 per barrel.

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