The opening ceremony of the Turkish lng project to transport Russian gas to Turkey and Europe began in Istanbul on Wednesday, in the presence of Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his counterpart Vladimir Putin.
The opening ceremony is taking place at the Bay Convention Centre in Istanbul.
Besides Erdogan and Putin, Serbian President Aleksander Vucic and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will attend the opening.
Senior officials from Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria and Serbia will also attend the ceremony.
The opening began with a presentation of a section of the project. The opening ceremony will see speeches by Presidents Erdogan and Putin and the Turkish and Russian energy ministers.
Following the opening of the project, President Erdogan will present a dinner in honor of the guests.