Turkish seismic analysis vessel Oruc Reis sails via Mediterranean after leaving a port in Antalya, Turkey, August 10, 2020 (Reuters)
ANKARA: Turkey will subject seismic exploration and drilling licenses in new areas of the jap Mediterranean by the tip of August and proceed its operations within the area, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Tuesday, amid tensions with Greece.
NATO allies Turkey and Greece at odds over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon sources within the jap Mediterranean. Turkey despatched a vessel on Monday to conduct a seismic survey in a disputed space within the area, a transfer which Greece stated was unlawful and stoked tensions.
Speaking at a information convention in Ankara, Cavusoglu stated Turkey would subject new licenses for operations close to the western borders of its continental shelf and proceed “all types of seismic and drilling operations” within the space.