The oil discovered in the southeast of Turkey is the best in the world in terms of quality, Fatih Donmez, head of the country’s Ministry of Energy, told Haber Global TV channel.
He added that specialists began work on the fields in the Gabar mountains four years ago. “We found the best quality oil in the world there,” he called its features. The minister added that earlier law enforcement agencies fought against terrorists in the area. “It was only recently that they were able to safely carry out work there,” the politician emphasized. Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced new oil deposits that were discovered in the southeast of the country. According to the Turkish leader, the oil lies at a depth of 2.6 kilometers. He noted that its reserves are estimated at tens of billions of dollars.