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Turkey targets nuclear and local gas to reduce energy imports

Deputy minister says country can help EU strengthen supply security

Turkey’s third off-shore drill ship Kanuni, heading to the Black Sea through the Bosporus Strait. (Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA -- Turkey needs to draw more of its energy from local sources, secure stable supplies and increase market predictability, the country's deputy energy and natural resources minister told Nikkei Asia in a recent interview.

The approach outlined by the deputy minister, Alparslan Bayraktar, comes as Turkey grew more dependent on Russian gas in 2021. This reversed a long decline during which Russia's share of Ankara's natural gas imports dropped to 33% in 2019 and 2020 from more than 60% in 2005.

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