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Turkey Raises Size Estimate of Giant Black Sea Gas Find

Oct 19, 2020

Turkey has raised the estimated reserves in a gas field off its Black Sea coast to 405 billion cubic meters after finding an additional 85 billion cubic meters, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.Erdogan said in August the field contained 320 billion cubic meters of gas, making it Turkey's biggest natural gas discovery.The Fatih drillship made the discovery about 100 nautical miles north of the Turkish coast…

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…

Turkey: Erdogan to Reveal Total Size of Black Sea Gas Discovery

Oct 15, 2020

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he will announce the total size of gas reserves found in the country's largest-ever discovery when he visits a drillship in the Black Sea on Saturday.In August, Erdogan hailed the discovery of a 320 billion cubic meter (bcm) (11…

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…

EU Welcomes Turkish Drillship Departure From Waters Off Cyprus

Oct 06, 2020

A Turkish drillship has left the area where it was operating southwest of Cyprus and reached Turkey's coast for maintenance in a move the European Union said would help ease tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.Refinitiv tracking data showed…

Turkish Drillship Returns to Turkey After Operating Off Cyprus

Oct 05, 2020

The Turkish drillship Yavuz has left the area where it was operating southwest of Cyprus and reached the Turkish coast, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed on Monday, in a move that may help ease tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.Cyprus'…

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…

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…

East Mediterranean Dispute: Cyprus Willing to Talk with Turkey 'Without Threats'

Sep 16, 2020

Cyprus is ready to engage in talks with Turkey to resolve differences but only 'without blackmail and threats', President Nicos Anastasiades said on Wednesday.The two countries are locked in a dispute over drilling rights in the Mediterranean…

Turkish Drillship to Continue Operating in Disputed Waters off Cyprus Until Mid-Oct

Sep 16, 2020

Turkey said on Tuesday it had extended the operations of its Yavuz energy drillship in disputed Mediterranean waters off Cyprus until Oct. 12, in a move that could stir tension between the Greek Cypriot government and Ankara.Yavuz will be accompanied by three other Turkish ships…

Turkey to Send Another Drillship to Black Sea after Giant Gas Find

Sep 14, 2020

Turkey will send a second drillship to operate in the Black Sea, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Sunday, weeks after Ankara announced its largest-ever natural gas discovery in the area.'Our drillship Kanuni, whose preparation work is continuing…

With U.S. LNG and Black Sea Find as Bargaining Chips, Turkey Seeks Better Gas Terms from Current Suppliers

Sep 10, 2020

Turkey expects gas suppliers to offer more competitive pricing and flexibility if they want to renew long-term contracts totaling 16 billion cubic meters a year, a senior energy ministry official said.More than a quarter of Turkey's long-term gas contracts expire next year…

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…

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