Turkey does not import the cheapest natural gas among the 28 members of the EU, however we do sell the cheapest gas, Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Monday.

“Currently the price of natural gas in the Turkish market distributed by the state-owned pipeline operator is lower than it was in 2008,” said Yildiz, during his speech in Turkey’s central Anatolian province of Nevsehir. 

The minister underlined that despite the depreciating currency and the rise in oil and gas prices since the global financial crisis in 2008, the Turkish government did not increase the natural gas prices in Turkey.

In 2012, for every 100-kilowatt hour of natural gas consumed in housing, the average price among European countries was 7.9 euros, but the Turkish people only paid 4.1 euros, according to Eurostat, the European statistical authority.