TransAtlantic Petroleum Announces Annual Meeting and Quarterly Earnings Call

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:TNP) (NYSE-MKT:TAT) (the "Company" or "TransAtlantic") today announced the timing of its annual meeting and quarterly earnings call.

Annual Meeting

TransAtlantic has scheduled its 2014 annual meeting of shareholders for Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Central. The annual meeting will be held at TransAtlantic's U.S. headquarters, which is located at 16803 Dallas Parkway, Addison, Texas, 75001.

For more information, please see the Company's proxy statement, which is available on the Company's website at www.transatlanticpetroleum.com or at www.sec.gov.

Quarterly Earnings Call

TransAtlantic expects to issue its earnings release for the first quarter of 2014 after the market closes on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The Company will host a live webcast and conference call on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. Central (8:30 a.m. Eastern) to discuss first quarter 2014 financial results and provide an operations update. Investors who would like to participate in the conference call should dial (877) 878-2762 or (678) 809-1005 approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and ask for the TransAtlantic conference call. The conference ID is 33733285.

An enhanced live webcast of the conference call and replay will be available through the Company's website at www.transatlanticpetroleum.com. To access the webcast and replay, click on "Investors," select "Events & Presentations," and click on "Listen to webcast" under the event listing. The webcast requires iOS, Microsoft Windows Media Player or RealOne Player.

A telephonic replay of the call will be available through May 16, 2014 and may be accessed by dialing (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406. The conference ID is 33733285.

About TransAtlantic

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

(NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.)

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements concerning the holding of an annual shareholders meeting, the issuance of earnings releases, timing of earnings conference calls, and other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions or information about future events, conditions, results of operations or performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. In addition to other assumptions identified in this news release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the ability of the Company to continue to develop and exploit attractive foreign initiatives.

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, market prices for natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil products; estimates of reserves and economic assumptions; the ability to produce and transport natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; economic conditions in the countries and provinces in which the Company carries on business, especially economic slowdowns; actions by governmental authorities, receipt of required approvals, increases in taxes, legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to fracture stimulation activities, changes in environmental and other regulations, and renegotiations of contracts; political uncertainty, including actions by insurgent groups or other conflict; outcomes of litigation; the negotiation and closing of material contracts; shortages of drilling rigs, equipment or oilfield services.

The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Taylor Beach
Director of Investor Relations
(214) 265-4746

Wil Saqueton
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(214) 220-4323

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.
16803 Dallas Parkway
Addison, Texas 75001
http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com