Anatolia receives Copler forestry permit

    TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Anatolia Minerals Development Limited
("Anatolia" or the "Company") (TSX: ANO) announces the Company has been
notified that the forestry permit for its Copler Gold Mine has been approved
by the General Directorate of Forestry, a division of the Turkish Ministry of
Environment and Forestry ("MoEF"). The permit grants the lease of forestry
lands for use in the mining operation through the life of the project. This is
the final major pre-construction permit needed for Copler.
    Edward Dowling, President and CEO of Anatolia stated, "Receiving the
forestry permit is an important milestone for the Company. We're close to
completing project financing arrangements and expect to commence construction
after finishing our final internal review of the project execution plan.
Copler will represent an important economic development for Turkey, and
particularly, the communities of the Province of Erzincan."

    About Anatolia

    Anatolia Minerals is a leader among exploration and development companies
in Turkey, pursuing a disciplined strategy for growth through resource
discovery and development. The Company's 100%-owned Copler Gold Project is
among Turkey's largest undeveloped gold deposits. Anatolia is developing
Copler with a holistic approach. The Company plans a phased mine development
at Copler. Phase 1 begins with a crush-heap leach operation for the oxide
ores. Simultaneously, the Company is accelerating exploration and technical
work to generate additional gold resource and reserves for both oxide and
sulfide ores. In Phase 2, the Company plans to install milling for
higher-grade oxide ores to produce additional gold along with the initial heap
leach. Phase 3 will culminate in the development of the sulfide mineral
    Anatolia currently has 83.1 million common shares issued and outstanding,
100.5 million fully diluted. Anatolia trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange as

    Cautionary Statements

    Certain statements contained in this news release constitute
forward-looking information, future oriented financial information, or
financial outlooks (collectively "forward-looking information") within the
meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to
this news release and other matters identified in Anatolia's public filings,
Anatolia's future outlook and anticipated events or results and, in some
cases, can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "could",
"should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate",
"projects", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions
concerning matters that are not historical facts and include, but are not
limited in any manner to, those with respect to commodity prices, mineral
resources, mineral reserves, realization of mineral reserves, existence or
realization of mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of future
production, the timing of construction of the proposed mine and process
facilities, capital and operating expenditures, availability and timing of
sufficient financing, and any and all other timing, development, operational,
financial, economic, legal, regulatory, political factors that may influence
future events or conditions. Such forward-looking statements are based on a
number of material factors and assumptions, including, but not limited in any
manner, those disclosed in any other Anatolia filings, and include the
ultimate determination of mineral reserves, availability and final receipt of
required approvals, licenses and permits, sufficient working capital to
develop and operate the proposed mine, access to adequate services and
supplies, commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates,
access to capital markets and associated cost of funds, availability of a
qualified work force, and the ultimate ability to mine, process and sell
mineral products on economically favorable terms. While we consider these
assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to us,
they may prove to be incorrect. Actual results may vary from such
forward-looking information for a variety of reasons, including but not
limited to risks and uncertainties disclosed in other Anatolia filings at and other unforeseen events or circumstances. Other than as
required by law, Anatolia does not intend, and undertakes no obligation to
update any forward looking information to reflect, among other things, new
information or futures events.

For further information:

For further information: Edward Dowling, President and CEO, or Douglas
Tobler, Chief Financial Officer at (303) 292-1299 or visit

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