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EU Issues Sanctions Over Turkish Drilling Off Cyprus

Feb 28, 2020

The European Union has imposed sanctions against two persons for their involvement in Turkey's offshore drilling activities near the Cyprus coast in the Eastern Mediterranean.'Today, the [European] Council has placed two persons under restrictive measures in relation to Turkey's unauthorized drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.''These persons are responsible for or involved in planning…

Watch: Giant Offshore Rig Passing Under Bosphorus Bridges

Apr 16, 2020

Italian oilfield services company Saipem has shared a video of one of its offshore drilling rigs passing the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, earlier this week.The Scarabeo 9, Saipem's semi-submersible drilling rig, on Monday crossed the Bosporus Strait for the fourth time in its history…

Gazprom's TurkStream Pipeline Hits 1 BCM Milestone

Jan 28, 2020

Russian gas giant Gazprom has supplied its first billion cubic meters of gas via the TurkStream gas pipeline in the Black Sea, just weeks after the official opening.Of that amount, about 54 percent went to the Turkish gas market and some 46 percent was delivered to the Turkey-Bulgaria border…

Cyprus Blocking Russia Sanctions Amid Turkey Offshore Drilling Spat

Jan 27, 2020

Cyprus is blocking new European Union sanctions against several officials from Russia-annexed Crimea in a bid to secure EU backing for tougher action against Turkey in a separate row over drilling for hydrocarbons, three diplomatic sources said…

Somalia 'Invites' Turkey to Drill for Oil in Its Waters

Jan 20, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported. Turkey has been a major source of aid to…

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