Anatolia Energy is preparing to commence phase 2 drilling at the Deliler and Tulu Tepe uranium prospects at its Setaatli project in March.

Planned for at least 40 holes advancing over 7,000m, the drilling is designed to test the viability of Setaatli as a satellite operation to the company’s Temrezli ISR uranium project in Turkey.

The drilling will be carried out up to a density which will be sufficient to estimate an initial resource and core material will be accumulated for preliminary metallurgical bottle roll test work and chemical and closed can radiometric analyses.

Anatolia Energy managing director and CEO Paul Cronin said: "Based on the results of our recent drilling and surface mapping, the Sefaatli Project is emerging as an exciting uranium district, with results to date exceeding our expectations.

"It is increasingly likely that Sefaatli may be capable of being developed as a satellite operation to feed into our advanced Temrezli ISR Uranium Project."

As part of the phase 2 program, 29 holes and approximately 5,200m of drilling is planned for Deliler, to in-fill the fault and roll-front at a drill density, which will allow understanding the geometry of the uranium mineralization.

At Tulu Tepe, 17 holes across 2,000m will be drilled to in-fill step-out from the western and eastern mineralization areas initially at a drill density of 100 by 100m.