Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the TANAP project is to supply 16 billion cubic metres of Azeri natural gas to Turkey and Europe.
Leaders call Recep Tayyip Erdogan after unofficial results show governing AK Party won nearly 45% of vote in local elections
In 2019 Iran is engaged in an effort to strengthen ties with a country it has often been at odds with – and Azerbaijan is in need to allies in its dispute with Armenia.
Turkey's biggest oil refinery, STAR, officially opened in the western coastal province of Izmir with the attendance of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev.
According to unofficial results, with 98.4 percent of ballots counted, Erdogan gained 52.53 percent of the vote. The AK Party-MHP People’s Alliance also secured a parliamentary majority with a combined vote of 53.56 percent.
The election was boycotted by major opposition parties that accused Ilham Aliyev of authoritarian rule and suppressing political dissent.
Voters in the oil-rich Caspian Sea nation of Azerbaijan are voting in a snap presidential election that is all but certain to extend the presidency of the country's long-serving leader for another seven years.
Incumbent President Ilham Aliyev, who has been running the oil-rich country for 15 years, is expected to win the race by a landslide.
Isa Gambar, the leader of Azerbaijan's opposition Musavat party says his party refuses to participate in the snap presidential vote for April 11, because the "authorities will falsify its results".
A decree issued by the office of President Ilham Aliyev says, Azerbaijan has brought forward the date of a planned presidential election to April 11 from October 17.
The 826-km (513-mile) railway project connecting Baku with Turkey's northeastern Kars province via Tbilisi was launched in 2007 and construction began in 2008.
Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the D8 countries need to cooperate more in dealing with global challenges of drought, racism, mass migration and poverty.
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