Palestine and Azerbaijan have congratulated Turkey on the discovery of major natural gas reserves in the Black Sea.
Turkey’s Communications Directorate said Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during phone call.
The President hailed Turkey’s success as Palestine’s success, while Erdogan reiterated Ankara’s support for the Palestinian cause.
The two leaders also discussed bilateral ties and regional developments.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to congratulate him on the significant find.
President Erdogan announced on Friday that Turkey has found some “320 billion cubic meters (11.3 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas reserves after the drill ship Fatih started work on July 20 off the Black Sea coast.”
He said, “The discovery is the biggest in the country’s history and Turkey aims to have the natural gas ready for public use in 2023.”
The president added that more reserves are likely to be found in nearby areas of the Black Sea region.