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Turkey announces record gas find

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Turkey's President Erdogan has announced the country's biggest ever natural gas discovery. Gulmira Rzayeva of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies tells us about the significance of the find. And we consider why international investors have been deserting Turkey recently, and whether this discovery might persuade them to return, with Sinan Ulgen, chairman of the Edam Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies in Istanbul. Also in the programme, as Europe ramps up plans to make more electric cars, we hear about the companies bringing battery production closer to home. Peter Carlsson of Northvolt discusses a battery plant his firm is building in northern Sweden. We hear about a new lithium ore mine being built in Serbia from Bold Bataar, chief executive for energy and minerals at mining giant Rio Tinto. And Frederic Simon, who covers energy and the environment for news agency Euractiv, tells us about an environmental and labour standards certification scheme for raw materials that is coming soon. Plus, as pop star Taylor Swift donates $30,000 to aspiring student Vitoria Mario, who has been fundraising to help pay for her university education, we hear her reaction.

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