Erdogan offers Azerbaijan joint energy activities in Libya
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accounted for to have made a proposal to his Azerbaijani partner, Ilham Aliyev, to direct joint penetrating and investigation activities in Libya. The offer has obviously been acknowledged.
Following his interest in the NATO culmination in Brussels, Erdogan went to Azerbaijan where he met with President Aliyev. In the wake of visiting the Azeri-controlled district of Nagorno-Karabakh, caught by Azeri powers from Armenia last year with Turkish help, Erdogan is accounted for to have held a gathering with columnists in the capital Baku.
At the point when found out if Turkey and Azerbaijan have any designs to investigate mutually for gas and oil in regions like the Black Sea, Erdogan answered: “Similarly as we are together in the TAP [Trans Adriatic Pipeline] and TANAP [Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline], we can make such a stride with my dear companion Ilham Aliyev in Libya.”
Adding that he had made a particular offer, Erdogan said that, “similar advances can be taken on refining [oil].”
In the course of recent years, participation in the energy area among Ankara and Baku has expanded fundamentally, with pipelines, for example, TAP and TANAP having been built and made operational.
Last September, it was accounted for that Azerbaijan had become Turkey’s top provider of gas over the initial eight months of 2020, and had outperformed both Russia and Iran in that regard. It was likewise uncovered last year that Turkey’s state gas matrix administrator Botaş would assemble a gas pipeline to supply the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan.
To have another front in joint energy investigation in Libya, notwithstanding the moves made last year, is anticipated by numerous individuals to represent a test to Russia and Iran as the customary energy providers in the locale in the years ahead.