Turkey announces the start of oil exploration within the framework of its deal with Libya

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Turkey announces the start of oil exploration within the framework of its deal with Libya

May 30, 2020 - 11:29
Written by: RabiaGolden

The Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Fatih Donmez, announced on Friday that the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) submitted a request for oil exploration in Turkish waters, within the structure of the Turkish-Libyan marine deal.

Pointing out in a statement delivered in Istanbul, during the launching of the ‘Feteh’ exploration ship towards the Black sea, Donmez said that Turkey would take the first steps in the next three to four months to conduct geological surveys and oil exploration work.

He added that these surveys would be in the Mediterranean and the work would be based on data analysis, according to local media.

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