Fatih Dönmez

Turkey to host summit of gas buyers, sellers next month

Turkey will hold a natural gas summit on February 14-15 to bring together gas supplier countries and Europe's consumer countries in Istanbul, Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Monday.

"We will bring together supplier countries from the Middle East, Mediterranean, Caspian and Middle Asia with consumer countries from Europe," Donmez said.

Rare earth materials ‘new battlefield’

Türkiye's recent discovery of rare earth elements will give a major advantage to the country in the near future, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez has said.

"As the name suggests, these elements are rarely found around the world," Dönmez said on Jan. 28 at an event titled "Energy Goals in Century of Türkiye" in Istanbul.

Türkiye adds another drillship to its fleet


A ship named Mukavemet or Resistance will soon join Türkiye's fleet tasked to drill the natural gas reserves and transport them to the national natural gas network, Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez has said.

With recent discoveries and re-assessment of earlier findings, Türkiye has around 710 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the Black Sea.

‘Black Sea natural gas to meet households’ needs for 33 years’

The natural gas discovered in the Black Sea will meet the consumption of households in Türkiye for 33 years, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez has said.

The production from the Black Sea field will reach its peak level in four years, which will help the country reduce its natural gas imports, he added.

Bulgargaz will have Access to Turkey's Terminals and Gas Transmission Network

Bulgargaz will have access to Turkey's terminals and gas transmission network. Up to 1.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas can be transferred annually to Bulgaria from Turkey. This became clear after Bulgargaz and the Turkish gas transmission company Botas signed a 13-year cooperation agreement.

The Death Toll from the Mine Explosion in Northern Turkey is Rising

The death toll from the explosion in a Turkish mine in northern Turkey has risen to 28. Dozens of miners have been rescued so far, said Turkish authorities. However, others remain buried underground after the blast, the agencies reported. 11 wounded are being treated in hospitals in Istanbul, with several of them in serious condition.