Turkey is in talks with US energy giant ExxonMobil over a multibillion-dollar deal to buy liquefied natural gas, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

The country is seeking to build a "new supply portfolio" that will make it less reliant on any single partner, Turkey's Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar told the FT in an interview.

(Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru; Editing by Alexandra Hudson)