Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday announced the discovery of a deposit of 320,000 million cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea, an unprecedented reserve that the Turkish President is expected to use in 2023.
“Turkey made the largest discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea,” said Erdogan, who does not rule out that the localized field is “only part of a larger resource”. He therefore hopes that there will be more news “in the near future”.
The discovery was made by the ship ‘Fatih’, which began drilling on July 20 on the Tuna-1 field, which is about 150 kilometers off the Turkish coast near the maritime border with Bulgaria and Romania.
Erdogan stressed the importance of this discovery for the development of Turkey in his speech, while Finance Minister Berat Albayrak stressed that the country is entering a “new era” according to the Anatolian agency.