February 10, Turkey eyes to attain ‘complete energy independence’, says President Erdoğan


Feb 10, 2024. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

Speaking at a gathering in Turkey’s T Black Sea province of Zonguldak, Erdoğan emphasized the determination to secure Turkey’s energy needs through proactive measures.


He highlighted the daily oil production surpassing 35,000 barrels from the Gabar mountain well in the southeastern province of Sirnak.

 Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that the country's main goal is to attain "complete energy independence."

"Our main goal is to achieve complete independence in energy. We are determined and courageously implementing initiatives that will guarantee Turkey’s energy security," said Erdoğan during his speech in a meeting organized in Turkey’s Black Sea province Zonguldak.

Erdoğan further said the daily production of oil well in Gabar mountain, located in Turkey’s southeastern province Sirnak, has exceeded 35,000 barrels as of today.

"We aim for the daily oil production in Gabar to reach 100,000 barrels by the end of the year 2024," he added.

Since 2020, Turkey has boosted efforts for oil and gas exploration, and these efforts have resulted in newly discovered reserves in the southeastern Gabar region.

The record levels of oil production that the new reserves have contributed to have brought the country closer to its goal of achieving energy independence.