The external affairs director of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) Michael Hoffmann stated that Turkey has been a key actor in the realization of the Southern corridor, which will carry Caspian gas to Europe. TAP was chosen last June to carry Azeri gas from the Turkish border to Europe via Greece, Albania and Italy. He also stated that one can see within 10 to 15 years Turkey really being a central energy hub in the region with all the big flows coming through.