Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was immediately informed on the issue, and speaking to reporters Guler said, "There is some decrease in the natural gas amount coming to Turkey from Ukraine and Iran. We are trying to balance that, there is no problem at the moment due to the measures we've taken. We are following the matter carefully and trying to prevent any suffering by our people."
Referring to the severe winter conditions in Turkey, Europe and Iran, Guler said that there was excessive consumption of natural gas in the countries where the pipeline passed through. Guler said they were in contact with the Ukrainian, Russian and Iranian ministers and embassy officials, noting that Turkey wanted those countries to increase the amount of natural gas which they send to Turkey.