Energy in Turkey
Turkey discovered 1.92 million ounces of gold reserves in the country's northwestern province of Bilecik, the Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez said on Feb. 3.
Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development Party's provincial congress in Bilecik, Dönmez said the new reserves are forecast to produce 6-7 tons of gold per year, while offering employment to 800 people.
Natural gas inflow to Turkey's gas network saw a year-on-year increase of around 6.38 percent to 50 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020, according to data from the Turkish Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAŞ).
In 2019, around 47 bcm of natural gas was carried through the Turkish natural gas system.
The construction works for the first nuclear power plant of Turkey is continuing as planned and its first unit will start operations in 2023, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez has said.
"In Akkuyu, things are running as planned," Dönmez said during a webinar organized by Sabancı Üniversity's Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate (IICEC) yesterday.