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Turkey Vows to Resume Eastern Mediterranean Drilling “Soon”

Turkey will “soon” resume its seismic and drilling activities under the Eastern Mediterranean, according to Fatih Donmez, its Energy Minister.

Turkish PM Erdogan Doesn’t Rule Out Talks With PM Mitsotakis

Turkish PM Erdogan refused to rule out a personal meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis when speaking with reporters on Friday after he attended prayers. “In all our talks (with European leaders), we have always had a positive approach...

Turkish President Erdogan Doesn’t Rule Out Talks With PM Mitsotakis

Turkish President Erdogan refused to rule out a personal meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis when speaking with reporters on Friday after he attended prayers. “In all our talks (with European leaders), we have always had a positive approach...

PM Mitsotakis Meets with US Energy Secretary on Greece — US Cooperation

The spheres of Greece-US energy cooperation and US investments in Greece dominated a meeting of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette in Athens on Thursday. Meeting for the first time, at the Greek Prime Minister's...

Turkish FM Now Says Dispute Should be Resolved Through Dialogue

  Turkish Foreign Minister Hulusi Akar stated on Wednesday that his country would like to resolve the current tensions with Greece involving Mediterranean oil and gas exploration rights through dialogue. However, he added that his country would still defend its "rights...

Turkish Oil Exploration Vessel Arrives on Continental Shelf; Unable to Conduct Research

According to Greek media reports, the Turkish oil and gas exploration vessel Oruc Reis has arrived, as expected, in the waters above the continental shelf of Greece near Kastellorizo, an island archipelago near the coast of Turkey. However, after putting...

Greece and Egypt Sign Agreement on Exclusive Economic Zones

Greece and Egypt signed an agreement regarding their exclusive economic zones on Thursday, according to the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. From this point onward, there will be an exclusive economic zone, or EEZ, between the two Mediterranean countries, according...

Greek FM Dendias Charges Turkey "Blatantly Violating" Cypriot EEZ

  In response to yet another instance of Turkish aggression after last week's sharply heightened tensions, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias once again contacted his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Christodoulides on the phone on Thursday morning to discuss today's events in the...

EU Foreign Ministers Condemn Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Decision

The European Union's foreign affairs leader Josep Borrell stated that the EU flatly "condemned the Turkish decision to convert such an emblematic monument as the Hagia Sophia," after Monday's meeting of all 27 foreign ministers of the nations belonging...