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Turkish Vessel to Begin Gas Exploration Off Crete – Report

A Turkish newspaper reported on Wednesday that Ankara will soon send an exploration vessel to start searching for hydrocarbon reserves off the southeast corner...

Turkey Proposes Halt to All Drilling Activities on Cyprus Until Island’s Reunification

Responding to Italy's recent remarks that the EU should sanction Turkey for its behavior inside Cyprus' maritime borders, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a...

US Calls on Turkey to Halt “Provocative” Drilling Operations Off Cyprus

The United Sates expressed its “deep concern” over Turkey’s drilling operations off Cyprus, including plans to dispatch the drill ship Yavuz south of the...

UK Sides With Cyprus, Deplores New Turkish Drilling in Eastern Mediterranean

High-ranking officials of the United Kingdom condemned on Tuesday Turkey's new provocative actions around and inside the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of...

Erdogan Declares Turkey Can Drill East of Crete (video)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised interview on Sunday that Turkey will not only conduct research on hydrocarbons but also drill...

Erdogan Claims Turkey, Libya Can Start Drilling South of Crete

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave an interview to the Turkish state-run TRT television network on Monday evening in which he announced Ankara's plans...

Turkish Drilling Ship “Fatih” Begins Operation Off Cyprus, Flaunting EU Warnings

The Turkish oil-and-gas drilling ship Fatih has started its operations off the coast of northeastern Cyprus, Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said on Friday,...

France, Cyprus Joint Naval Exercises Seen as Message to Turkey

France and Cyprus are conducting naval maneuvers off the coast of Cyprus as the east Mediterranean island nation is embroiled in a tense dispute...

Greece’s Defense Minister Says France Sending Frigate Off Cyprus

Greek Defence Minister, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, said on Friday that a French frigate would arrive shortly in block 7 of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)...

”I Don’t Want to Provoke War” Italian Oil Company Chief Says on Cyprus Drilling

Claudio Descalzi, the Chief Executive of Italy's ENI oil company said on Thursday that he does not want to be the cause of war...

Greece to Allow Drilling for Oil, Gas at More than 30 Underwater Sites

More than 30 areas believed to be ripe for hydrocarbon exploration have been identified in the Ionian Sea and the sea area west and...

Greek Parliament Ratifies Concessions for Offshore Drilling in Ionian Sea and Crete

The Greek Parliament on Thursday ratified four concessions allowing the exploratory drilling and extraction of hydrocarbons in regions of the Ionian Sea as well...

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