Libya: Turkey to talk with Sarraj on hydrocarbon exploration

Offshore and land exploration, electricity projects as well

10 September, 15:36

    (ANSAmed) - ISTANBUL, SEPTEMBER 10 - Turkey is discussing the possibility of oil and gas exploration in onshore and offshore fields with the UN-recognised government of Fayez al Sarraj and the Libyan National Oil Corporation, said a senior official in the Turkish Energy Ministry.

    The official said the Turkish government is also looking at initiatives "in other sectors tied to energy, such as the production of electricity" to distribute in Libya and the development of "pipelines" for the eventual transport of gas, oil, and other energy sources.

    The announcement comes in a time of strong tensions over controversial energy exploration by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, which Greece and Cyprus claim violates their exclusive economic zones and is thus illegal.

    Greece and Cyprus are supported in particular by France, as well as by Israel and Egypt. (ANSAmed).

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