Turkey on Tuesday said it will continue the planned drillings in the Eastern Mediterranean upon a deal made with Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
“The new licensed areas that the Turkish Petroleum applied for, regarding the exploration and drilling activities, lie within the Turkish continental shelf as declared to the UN. Turkey will be resolutely continuing to exercise its sovereign rights over the area that we repeatedly announced,” Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy said in a written statement.
On Monday, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that Turkish plans on drilling for hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean were part of its attempts “to usurp the sovereign rights of
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was prepared to face this new “provocation if Turkey finally puts it into effect,” the minister stated.