Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Turkey Extends Seismic Research in Disputed Areas of Eastern Mediterranean Until 12 September

© REUTERS / Murad SezerTurkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019
Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019 - Sputnik International
Subscribe
ANKARA (Sputnik) - Turkey on Monday issued another Navtex message on the extension of seismic surveys the disputed areas of the eastern Mediterranean until 12 September.

Turkey's Oruc Reis research vessel began exploration drilling in the Greek-claimed waters in the Eastern Mediterranean on 10 August. Ankara had extended the seismic research several times, and it was set to expire on Tuesday.

On Monday, the hydrographic service of Antalya issued the Navtex alert on the extension of the seismic research in the same area.

The Turkish-Greek tensions have escalated after Turkey began exploration drilling in the Greek-claimed waters. Greece considers this territory to be its exclusive economic zone, has mobilized its armed forces to high alert, and vowed to protect its sovereign rights by all means necessary.

Greece enjoys broad support among its EU partners, including Germany and France, who condemn Turkey's actions and call on both sides to engage in dialogue to ease tensions and resolve the issue peacefully.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала