Abdullah Gul: BTK project to give new impetus to region's development

Turkish President Abdullah Gul, speaking at an international forum in Istanbul, said that due to the transport and energy projects implemented jointly by Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia, the Caspian region will become of strategic importance.

The railway project Baku-Tbilisi-Kars contributes to the creation of a single transport corridor from Beijing to London, the president said.

"Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project is a link of the "Silk Road", which aims to change the world trade balance. Together with our colleagues from Azerbaijan and Georgia we are working hard to ensure that in a short time the construction is completed," Trend quotes the president. He also noted that the railway will be completed next year.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza