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TransAtlantic Petroleum to Present at Canaccord Genuity Global Resources Conference

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, Oct. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:TNP) (NYSE:TAT) (the "Company" or "TransAtlantic") today announced the Company's Chairman and CEO, N. Malone Mitchell, 3rd, will make a presentation at the Canaccord Genuity Global Resources Conference on Tuesday, October 16, 2012.

The live audio webcast of the presentation may be accessed over the internet at http://wsw.com/webcast/canaccord7/tat/ or by visiting the Investors section of TransAtlantic's website at www.transatlanticpetroleum.com. The presentation will be webcast live beginning at 1:30 PM EDT on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. The slideshow presentation will be also available on TransAtlantic's website. An audio recording of the presentation will be available for 90 days following the event.

About TransAtlantic

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

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Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements 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 we carry 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; 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.

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

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