Palestine, Azerbaijan and Ukraine congratulated Turkey on Saturday for its discovery of major natural gas reserves in the Black Sea.
LEADERS HAILED TURKEY'S SUCCESS
Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a phone call, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said in a statement. He hailed Turkey’s success as Palestine’s success, while Erdoğan reiterated Ankara’s support for the Palestinian cause.
The two leaders also discussed bilateral ties and regional developments, the statement said.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov phoned his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to congratulate him on the significant find, according to diplomatic sources.
In a phone call, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Erdoğan, expressing hope that the reserves benefit Turkey, Ankara's Communications Directorate said in a statement.
Erdoğan and Zelensky also discussed regional developments and steps to enhance bilateral relations, the statement added.
President Erdoğan announced on Friday that Turkey has found some 320 billion cubic meters (11.3 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas reserves after the drill ship Fatih started work on July 20 off the Black Sea coast.