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Turkey Sends Aircraft, Frigates, and Submarines to Shadow Drillships Off Cyprus (video)

Turkey has recently increased its navy buildup in the eastern Mediterranean Sea off Cyprus, and Turkish drilling vessels are currently operating in the company...

Turkey Sends Third Drillship Off Cyprus (video)

Turkey will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct seismic research for oil and gas around Cyprus, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez...

Cyprus Rejects Turkish Proposal for Joint Committee on Gas Drilling

Cyprus on Tuesday rejected a proposal by the authorities in the occupied part of the island to establish a cooperative mechanism to address sharing...

Turkey Defies EU Sanctions, Vows to Continue Drilling off Cyprus

The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday morning, commenting on EU Foreign Ministers' decision to go ahead with the first sanctions against...

Cyprus Accuses Turkey of Escalating Tensions as Second Drillship Arrives

Cyprus has strongly condemned Turkey’s new, illegal drill off the east coast of the island, saying it was an escalation of the ongoing violation...

Turkey’s Second Ship to Begin Drilling Off Cyprus “By Next Week”

Turkey's second drillship, Yavuz, will begin drilling for oil and natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean within a week, Fatih Dönmez, Turkey's Minister of...

Turkey Warns Cyprus Over Drilling: “It Will Get the Same Answer as in the...

Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned Cyprus on Thursday that his country will not hesitate to use force over drilling rights in the eastern...

Greece Vows to Impose Strict Environmental Criteria for Drilling Off Crete

Greece is set to impose strict environmental criteria for oil and gas drilling off Crete, high-ranking officials assured the public following Thursday's agreement with...

”No Matter What Tsipras Says, We Have Rights” Turkey’s Erdogan Says on Med Drilling

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to his party's Parliamentary group on Tuesday and made several remarks regarding his country's drilling activities in the...

EU Leaders Talk Tough But Fall Short of Adopting Sanctions Against Turkey

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday condemned Turkey's illegal actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean, but fell short of adopting...

Greece, Cyprus Press for Tough EU Stance as Turkey Launches Second Drillship

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras (L) and Cypriot PM Nicos Anastasiades Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades are expected to raise the...

Greece Says EU Sanctions on Turkey “An Important Diplomatic Success”

Greece's Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos said on Wednesday that the EU's new stance on Turkey and Cyprus represents an important success in the world of...

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