A Russian energy official met in Istanbul with Turkish leaders to review options for moving ahead with a gas pipeline project, Russia’s Gazprom said. Turkish Energy Minister Berat Albayrak hosted Alexei Miller , the chairman of Russian energy company Gazprom, to review options for a pipeline project dubbed Turkish Stream. “The parties reached an agreement on the earliest possible completion of the procedure for issuing authorizations required to launch the Turkish Stream project,” a Gazprom statement read. Political ties between Russia and Turkey have soured in recent years, though both sides have continued sporadic reviews for the potential for energy cooperation. Russian military intervention in Syria frustrated the Turkish government and its allies in the NATO alliance and last year’s downing of a Russian military […]