SOURCE: TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

November 23, 2011 19:36 ET

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. Reports Incident at Selmo Field

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX: TNP) (NYSE Amex: TAT) reports that today at approximately 10:30 pm (local time) one or more armed individual(s) attacked workers at the Company's Selmo field operations in southeastern Turkey. TransAtlantic is sorry to report that three workers were killed in the incident, which at this time appears to be an isolated event. The Company is working with local authorities to investigate the incident and provide additional security for our operations in the vicinity.

TransAtlantic mourns the loss of our fellow employee and contractors. We express our deepest sympathies to their family members and friends.

About TransAtlantic

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production oil and natural gas. The Company holds interests in developed and undeveloped oil and gas properties in Turkey, Bulgaria, Morocco and Romania.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Chad Potter
    VP, Financial and Investor Relations
    Phone: (214) 220-4323
    Internet: http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com
    Address:
    16803 Dallas Parkway
    Suite 200
    Addison, Texas 75001