Turkey hosts int'l oil, gas congress

Turkish deputy energy minister said his country aimed to be one of the world's top ten economies in 2023.

Turkey hosts int'l oil, gas congress

The 19th edition of the International Petroleum and Natural Gas Congress and Exhibition of Turkey started on Wednesday.

"We aim to be one of the world's top ten economies in 2023. To that end, the Energy Ministry develops its strategies in line with this vision. Our vision is to play an active role not only within the boundaries of Turkey but in the world as well. And this requires competition not protectionism," said Murat Mercan, Turkey's deputy energy minister.

Mercan also stated that Turkey grew rapidly in the past decade, adding, "our country had just one oil exploration ship ten years ago but today we are preparing to receive a third one."

The congress is organized jointly by UCTEA (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects), Chamber of Geophysical Engineers (CGE), UCTEA Chamber of Petroleum Engineers (CPE) and the Turkish Association of Petroleum Geologists (TAPG). It will last till May 17 in the Turkish capital, Ankara. 

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