“Available data suggest that we might have news of discovery at Turkali-1, at least as significant and plentiful as in the Tuna-1 well,” the Turkish president said.
President Erdogan says he will announce the extent of Turkey's gas find in the Black Sea when he visits a drill ship there on Saturday.
The talks in Sochi come as the UN rights chief urges investigation into torture allegations against Belarus security forces stemming from the response to protests over the disputed reelection of President Alexander Lukashenko.
A number of missing gendarmerie personnel have been found dead after recent floods in Giresun.
The notion that Turkey has set too ambitious a target to develop its large gas field is far from the truth.
Turkey could be set to become a benchmark for gas prices in the Eastern Mediterranean but hurdles remain.
Drilling and research vessels, exclusively owned by the Turkish state, have carried out activities and discovered gas in the Black Sea. Here are some significant facts about the country's biggest offshore gas find.
The Turkish natural gas discovery in the Black Sea, corresponds in its magnitude approximately to the combined findings of the Greek Cypriot to date, energy expert Suha Cubukcuoglu explains to TRT Deutsch.
The find could mark a new era for Turkey economically and strategically.
Disaster and Emergency Management Authority teams have been mobilised from surrounding provinces, as well as Ankara, to the area for rescue operations.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves is expected to be ready for public consumption by 2023.
Turkey has announced the largest gas discovery in the country’s history as it attempts to wean itself off energy imports.
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