On 29 May 2020 the anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul 567’nc President Fatih Erdogan’s farewell from Haydarpaşa Port on July 20, 2020 began drilling the first wells in the Danube, reaching 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves in Turkey drowned joy.
2017 Turkey Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) inventory and participated in Turkey’s first national drill ship, which Fatih, Istanbul’s conquest of 567’nc anniversary, which set out from Haydarpaşa Port to perform the first national drilling in the Black Sea on May 29 . President Tayyip Erdogan waved off Fatih from the Coast Guard boat.
TOWERS REMOVED THROUGH THE BOSPHORUS
The 103-meter-long towers of the Fatih drill ship were dismantled in order to pass through the Bosphorus. The ship anchored in Trabzon Port on June 6 to reassemble its towers. After the preparation process, Fatih started the first national deep-sea drilling in the Black Sea with a depth target of 3,500-4 thousand meters, off the coast of Zonguldak, at the location called Danube-1 on 20 July. Fatih reached 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves in a short time like a month.
AMONG THE TOP 5 IN THE WORLD
Having a high level of technology called the 6th generation and renewed all technical components, Fatih is among the top 5 ships in the world. Fatih’s length (220 meters), which can drill 12,200 meters deep and under very high pressure, is almost as long as the Eiffel Tower.
THE OPPOSITOR ‘GAS’ UNIONCHP: A GOOD NEWS, BE GOOD
◊ CHP made a statement “Good news, we are happy, good luck” for the good news that there are rich natural gas reserves in the Black Sea.
Engin Altay, CHP Group Deputy Chairperson, said from his social media account, “We got good news. We are glad. It is the main duty and responsibility to use this resource that will minimize our dependency on foreign energy in the most efficient way for the welfare of our nation and for the strengthening of our country. I thank those who contributed. “Good luck” shared.
IT WILL MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION
CHP Deputy Chairman Ahmet Akın, on his social media account, said, “It is pleasing to find 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas in the field called ‘Sakarya Field’ in the Black Sea. 320 billion cubic meters of reserve in natural gas, which we are 98.9 percent dependent on, will make a significant contribution when production is fully established ”.
WARNING TO THE PARTIES
It was also learned that the CHP administration warned the MPs before Erdogan’s statement, “It is strongly requested that our deputies do not make statements to the written and visual media about the statements of the President today, and not express their opinions on social media.” (◊ Turan YILMAZ / ANKARA)
GOOD PARTY: THANKS FROM HEART
Yavuz Ağıralioğlu (Good Party Spokesperson): Tomorrow on behalf of the Republic of Turkey, will cause the nation to get a little bit of comfort in difficult times like this we thank our good news with all my heart to everyone who contributed. As IYI Party, we will follow this process carefully.
LIKING AT ALL CONSIDERATIONS
İlhan Bıçak (CHP Deputy of Istanbul): 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves in the Black Sea are a very pleasing situation in all respects. I congratulate the government and all our people concerned. We hope that it will be a leading indicator that other reserves can be found in the process. Good luck to our nation and state.
A SOURCE OF PRIDE FOR ALL OF US
Mansur Yavaş (Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality)I hope that the discovery of 320 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves in the Black Sea will be beneficial on behalf of our nation and country. This important step taken by our country in the field of energy is a source of pride for all of us.
AN IMPORTANT MILD
Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop made the following statement on Twitter: “We are experiencing a historic day under the leadership of our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey’s largest natural gas reserves in the Black Sea, the enemy envy and concern, DUdUr milan important to the strength and confidence that the friendly stance. “
FROM MHP ‘THE BLACK SEA’
On the official Twitter account of the MHP, a post labeled “Good News” was shared. President Devlet Bahçeli, in his speech in Samsun in 2018, shared the video of the song “Çırpındadı Karadeniz” while sharing the words “Today #Karadeniz is really struggling”.
‘NOW WE HAVE GAS’
Crowds rushed to the television in coffeehouses, restaurants and barbers in order to follow the great gospel announced by President Erdoğan. Many tradesmen and citizens were on the screen all over the country. Following the announcement at a coffee house in Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Doğan Tek said, “I was eagerly waiting for the explanation. Finding natural gas made us very happy. “It will reduce our dependence on foreign sources.” Following the statement of President Erdogan in the restaurant where he had dinner, Mustafa Yıldız said, “I hope it is taken out and processed as soon as possible. “Citizens use cheap gas and the country earns money,” he said. Zeki Yıldırım, who worked as a waiter in the restaurant, was also happy with the good news: “Now we also have gas. Our country will be prosperous. ” (◊ INTELLIGENCE SERVICE)
Mersin Silifkeliler celebrated the good news of natural gas with a drum and zurn in front of the Kanuni drilling ship.
GAS OUTCOMES IN THE HOUSES IN 3 YEARS
According to experts, it will take 3 years at the latest for the extracted natural gas to reach households. The discovery will reduce costs for both households and industrialists.
NEW DISCOVERY NEWS
◊ Boğaziçi University Lecturer Prof. Dr. Gurkan Kumbaroğlu“This reserve is also a harbinger of new discoveries in the region. After the first gas discovery in the Mediterranean, many new fields were discovered in the region. This is also true for the Black Sea. Egypt had explored 850 billion cubic meters in the Zohr field. Gas, Turkey will gain in 3 years the economy. Israel released the gas in 2 years at the Leviathan field. It also means that the energy export pipelines extending from Turkey to Europe. “
Global Energy Research Research and Strategy Director Emin Emrah Danış“Turkey will save the economy of this gas in 2-3 years. We buy 92 percent of oil and 99 percent of natural gas from outside. The agreement between Turkey and Russia in 2021, ends in 2026 agreement with Iran. Turkey no longer have to buy gas at a high price. The bargaining advantage passed to us. The bill for the gas purchased from outside will also drop. ” (◊ Emre ESER)
‘500 BILLION DOLLAR INCOME AND SAVINGS’
◊ Renewable Energy Resources Specialist Assoc. Celal Tasdogan“This discovery will result in revenue and foreign currency savings of approximately $ 500 billion after production and sales. It will reduce our electricity generation cost. It will be reflected in every sector as cost reduction. After that, attention will move to Turkey and meticulously production. The process will be to Turkey’s benefit in every aspect. “ (◊ Musa KESLER)
THE WORLD FOUND
The world’s leading media outlets announced the ‘Gospel’ as follows:
EXTERNAL PRESS: BIG RESERVES IN THE BLACK SEA
– Associated Press (AP)President Erdoğan announced that the discovery made is a “new era” for his country, which is dependent on foreign energy.
– Washington PostPresident Erdogan announced that there is a huge natural gas reserve in the Black Sea.
– Bloomberg: Turkey has discovered a large gas reserves in the Black Sea.
– ReutersPresident Erdoğan announced that they have made the biggest energy discovery in the Black Sea to date. It was also stated that there may be other natural resources in the region.
– Agency France Press (AFP) He declared that Turkey made a historic discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea. It is stated that the discovery will diversify the energy supply.
– Financal TimesAnalysts Ashley Sherman in his comments to the newspaper, “Turkey’s energy supply and the potential on the discourse on the Black Sea deepwater assets can be enormous consequences” the assessment found.
EU: WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMY
The European Union (EU) Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger President: “Turkey in the EU’s welfare is always stable, we want to see is a country where democracy has settled. We hope this discovery will become a tool that will contribute to Turkey’s economy as soon as possible. “
RUSSIA: INTENTION TO BE A BIG PLAYER
◊ Russia Energy Security Fund manager Konstantin Simonov said, “With this step, Erdogan once again demonstrated his intention to become a major player in energy in the region. Although it leaves question marks whether the new natural gas deposit can be operated or not, it is certain that it is desired to make an effective instrument in negotiating the price of natural gas with Russia. The discovery will also be used in bargaining with Gazprom ”. (◊ Nerdun HACIOĞLU)
GREECE: ERDOĞAN’S TARGET MEDITERRANEAN
Erdogan’s good news made Athens, who was worried about “Is natural gas found in the Mediterranean”, a sigh of relief. But the response was created to tell the search would continue its activities in the Eastern Mediterranean in Turkey. While the news site Proto Thema said “Erdogan, who feasted for the Black Sea, provoked for the Mediterranean”, Real News used the headline “Erdogan’s target is the Mediterranean”. (◊ Yorgo KIRBAKI / ATHENS)
GREAT JOY IN TRNC
◊ The good news of natural gas became the first item on the agenda in TRNC. While the good news created great satisfaction and excitement among the Turkish Cypriots, TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said that discoveries will continue in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. (◊ Ömer BİLGE / LEFKOŞA)