Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul to open a major new gas pipeline.

The pipeline - known as Turkstream - is five years in the making.

It not only allows Russia to sell more gas to Europe - but it also helps them bypass an adversarial Ukraine.

Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu has more from Istanbul.

Matthew Bryza, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center, talks to Al Jazeera about the development.

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RT 28 Mar 2020 08:41 CET