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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
May 15, 2013
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol TAT  
Entity Registrant Name TRANSATLANTIC PETROLEUM LTD.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001092289  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   368,906,996