President Erdoğan talks bilateral ties with Qatari emir
DOHA - Anadolu Agency
Erdoğan is in Qatar for his third official trip since being elected president. AA PhotoTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed pressing regional issues with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sept. 15, during the third official visit of his term in office.
Erdoğan was accompanied by Energy Minister Taner Yıldız and National Intelligence Organization (MİT) Undersecretary Hakan Fidan.
The Turkish president discussed bilateral ties, the threat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and energy cooperation with Qatari officials.
The two countries were also expected to sign an agreement for Qatar to supply Turkey with 1.2 billion cubicmeters (bcm) of natural gas. Turkey consumes around 45 billion cubic meters of gas every year, buying 4 bcm from Algeria and 1.2 bcm from Nigeria every year. Qatar, with an approximate reserve of 885 trillion bcm according to U.S. Energy Information Agency, is one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers.