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Turkey, Greece to Resume Talks over Mediterranean Sea Dispute

Jan 12, 2021

Turkey and Greece will resume long-suspended exploratory talks over territorial claims in the Mediterranean Sea that brought them close to conflict last year, on Jan. 25 in Istanbul, the NATO members said on Monday.Ankara and Athens held 60 rounds of talks from 2002 to 2016…

East Med Dispute: Erdogan Unmoved by EU Sanctions Threat

Dec 10, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the European Union on Wednesday of never acting honestly towards his country and said Ankara was not concerned by any economic sanctions the bloc might impose on it.EU foreign ministers said on Monday…

East Med Dispute: Turkey Won't Bow to Threats, Erdogan Says as EU Considers Sanctions

Dec 07, 2020

Turkey will not bow to threats in its dispute with Greece and Cyprus over maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to discuss the issue.But Erdogan…

Turkey Extends Seismic Survey in Contested Waters in Eastern Mediterranean

Nov 23, 2020

Turkey said it was extending the seismic survey work being carried out by its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 29, a move that could add to tensions in the region.NATO members Turkey and Greece are locked…

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…

Tensions Spike as Turkey Redeploys 'Oruc Reis' in Mediterranean Sea

Oct 12, 2020

Tensions spiked between Greece and Turkey on Monday over offshore rights in the eastern Mediterranean, with Athens vowing to push its EU peers to activate sanctions against Ankara.The deterioration in relations followed the departure earlier on Monday of a Turkish ship…

Turkey to Carry Out Seismic Survey in Eastern Mediterranean

Oct 12, 2020

Turkey's navy has issued an advisory late Sunday saying that the Turkish ship Oruc Reis will carry out a seismic survey in the eastern Mediterranean over the next ten days, a step likely to revive tensions with NATO ally Greece.Two other vessels…

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…

Turkey's Seismic Vessel Oruc Reis Returns to Antalya

Sep 14, 2020

Turkey's seismic research vessel Oruc Reis returned to waters near the southern province of Antalya on Sunday, Refinitiv data showed, a move Greece said was a positive first step in easing tensions over offshore natural resources.But Turkish…

Giant Tuna Offshore Gas Find Could Save Turkey $21B

Sep 09, 2020

Turkey could save up to a whopping $21 billion in gas import costs with the development of it recently hit Tuna-1 gas discovery in the Black Sea, Norwegian energy intelligence firm Rystad Energy has estimated.As previously reported, Turkish…

Turkey Extends Exploration in Disputed Eastern Mediterranean

Aug 31, 2020

Turkey said on Monday that its Oruc Reis exploration vessel will carry out seismic surveys in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Sept. 12, provoking an angry response from neighboring Greece.Turkey and Greece, NATO allies, vehemently…

Med Exploration Dispute Draw EU Sanctions for Turkey

Aug 28, 2020

The European Union is preparing sanctions against Turkey that could be discussed at the bloc's next summit on Sept. 24 in response to the eastern Mediterranean dispute with Greece, the EU's top diplomat said on Friday.The measures, meant to…

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…

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