Turkey makes historic gas discovery in Black Sea

PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan today said Turkey has made its biggest-ever discovery of natural gas after completing new exploration work in the Black Sea.

He said the 320 billion cubic metre deep-sea find was made at a site that Turkish vessel Fatih began exploring last month, adding that he hopes to see the first batch of gas reaching Turkish consumers in 2023, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the modern republic.