(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) Türkiye discovered natural gas reserves valued at $1 billion in
the southeastern Gabar mountain, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
said on April 23, trend reports citing hurriyet daily
“We discovered $1 billion of natural gas in Gabar, and we will
extract it as well,” he said at the opening ceremony of Akyazı
Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sports Complex.
He recalled that Türkiye commissioned its first multi-purpose
Amphibious Assault Ship TCG Anadolu recently, and subsequently
launched the country's first delivery from a Black Sea gas
Türkiye will build an aircraft carrier twice the size of TCG
Anadolu he stated, adding that they would display the vessel in
Izmir in the coming days.“Hopefully, if you give us this task on
May 14, we held preliminary talks with certain countries for the
ship, which is twice the size of this vessel,” he said.
“It would be beneficial for it to stay in İzmir for the last one
week-10 days. Hopefully, we will send different messages from there
with TCG Anadolu. Seventy to 80 thousand people, who visited our
ship, gave the good answer to the table of seven,” he said
referring to the opposition parties.
“I wish that all natural gas consumption in the houses for one
month and the consumption of kitchen and hot water for one year
free of charge will be beneficial for our nation once again. My
Lord has blessed us, and we are placing the Black Sea gas at the
disposal of our nation,” he said.
The government is establishing the mothers, young people, family
and youth bank, he said and added,“With this bank, which will take
its source from the natural riches of our country such as the Black
Sea, we will provide the financing of many studies from here.”
He reminded that Norway uses a certain proportion of its own
natural gas and oil and dedicates it to its youth.
“We will do the same in our country. We will support the
retirement of our housewives. We will expand scholarship
opportunities at all levels of education. We will facilitate the
employment of our youth by ensuring that at least one person from
each household is employed,” he stated.
Citing the period before the rule of his Justice and Development
Party (AKP), Erdogan said Türkiye has developed far beyond 1999 and
is now“healing” the wounds of the Feb. 6 earthquakes faster.
“We will completely revive our earthquake cities by building
650,000 new houses. We are carrying out comprehensive urban
transformation projects to prepare our whole country for
earthquakes,” he explained.
Criticizing the Nation Alliance presidential candidate Kemal
Kılıçdaroglu, Erdogan said the opposition Republican People's Party
(CHP) leader pledged to“release” the former co-chair of Peoples'
Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş and leader of illegal
PKK group Abdullah Öcalan from prison.
“He was going to take out Selo, who killed 51 of our citizens in
Diyarbakır, and he would take out the terrorist leader Öcalan. This
country is not a terrorist state,” Erdoğan said.