Half-sitting at the confetti-covered table, we scavenge over the remains of Olivier salad, while trying to sober up and recover the memory of what just happened, and prepare for what’s going to come next? In this two-part issue, we share our 20 notes from 2020, and try to extrapolate what is in store in 2021.
The week ends with two people in Kazakhstan testing positive for coronavirus, the first official instance for the Stans. The Central Asian states are closing off borders for travellers from certain countries.
TurkStream, Turkey’s natural gas pipeline project transporting Russian natural gas to Europe via Turkey launched on January 8, 2020, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Also attending the ceremony were President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia, and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria.