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Turkey Slams Greek Claim Over Mediterranean Seismic Survey

Jul 22, 2020

The eastern Mediterranean region where a Turkish ship will carry out a seismic survey is part of Turkey's continental shelf, Ankara said on Wednesday, rejecting Greece's accusation that the ship is encroaching on its own shelf.Long-standing tensions between the NATO allies escalated after Turkey's navy on Tuesday issued an advisory known as a Navtex for seismic surveys in waters between Cyprus and Crete…

Greece's Offshore Gas Storage Facility Attracts Three Bids

Oct 19, 2020

Greece has received three initial bids for a contract to develop and run an underground gas storage facility in the northern Aegean Sea, the country's privatization agency said on Monday.The agency (HRADF), which manages the concession, said…

Seismic Surveys in East Med: 'Ankara Toying with Brussels'

Oct 15, 2020

The European Union's latest strategy to defuse tensions with Turkey is unraveling, two weeks after it was sealed, raising the risk of conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean, diplomats, officials and experts said.Despite an EU summit deal in the early hours of Oct…

U.S. Urges Turkey to Halt Controversial Seismic Activities in Mediterranean

Oct 14, 2020

The United States on Tuesday slammed Turkey's renewed push to send a vessel to carry out seismic surveys in the eastern Mediterranean, accusing Ankara of unilaterally stoking tensions and 'deliberately' complicating the resumption of talks with Greece…

Turkey Says Greece Has No Right to Oppose Its Seismic Work in the Mediterranean

Oct 13, 2020

Turkey said on Monday Greece had no right to oppose Turkish seismic exploration work 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from its mainland in the Eastern Mediterranean and on its continental shelf, as tensions between the NATO members spiked again.Greece…

U.S., Greece Call for Peaceful Resolution of East-Med Maritime Disputes

Sep 28, 2020

The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day trip to Greece amid increased regional tension over energy resources…

Greece Extends Deadline for Offshore Gas Storage Bids

Sep 25, 2020

Greece has pushed back a deadline for the submission of non-binding bids for a contract to run an underground gas storage facility in the northern Aegean Sea.Privatization agency HRADF, which manages the concession, said on Friday it had extended the deadline for initial bids to Oct…

Erdogan: Oruc Reis Seismic Vessel Not Done with East Med Surveys

Sep 17, 2020

President Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a video call on Wednesday that the docking of Turkey's Oruc Reis seismic survey vessel for maintenance does not mean its operations in the eastern Mediterranean are done, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said…

New Owners, New Name for the Polar King CSV

Sep 02, 2020

Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner GC Rieber Shipping last week completed the sale of its Polar King construction support vessel to, at the time, unnamed buyers.It has now been revealed that the 2011-built vessel was sold to the Greek-based Asso…

EU Calls for End to Tensions in East Mediterranean

Aug 31, 2020

The European Union's executive called on Monday for dialogue with Turkey and demanded that Ankara refrains from unilateral steps that stoke tensions in eastern Mediterranean.Should dialogue not bear fruit, a spokesman for the European Commission told a briefing on Monday…

Turkish Seismic Vessel to Extend Stay in Disputed Waters in Mediterranean

Aug 24, 2020

Turkey said on Sunday that its Oruc Reis exploration vessel will now carry out seismic surveys in a disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean until Aug. 27, in a move likely to stoke tensions in the region.Turkey and Greece, NATO allies, vehemently…

Greek, Turkish Warships in 'Mini-Collision' Amid Mediterranean Exploration Dispute

Aug 14, 2020

A Greek and a Turkish warship were involved in a mini-collision on Wednesday during a standoff in the eastern Mediterranean, a Greek defense source said, describing it as an 'accident'.Tensions have risen this week after Turkey sent a survey vessel to the region…

France to Increase Mediterranean Military Presence over Turkish Oil & Gas Exploration

Aug 13, 2020

France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, calling on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece.The French leader…

Spain Hopes Turkey Overture on Offshore Drilling Leads to Talks

Jul 28, 2020

Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Tuesday she hopes the will shown by Turkey to open a dialogue on oil drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean will be followed by action.Turkey is at loggerheads with Greece and Cyprus over overlapping claims for offshore reserves…

Spain Sees Thaw in Europe-Turkey Tensions on Mediterranean Offshore Exploration

Jul 28, 2020

Spain's foreign minister said that talks in Turkey on Monday had helped to reduce tensions between some European Union members and Ankara over Turkish energy exploration in the Mediterranean, adding that a one-month pause in drilling was possible…

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