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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...

Cyprus Warns of “Severe Escalation” as Turkish Drillship Violates its Rights

Cyprus on Friday said Turkey’s action in sending a drill ship to the southwest coast of the island and within its exclusive economic zone...

Oil and Gas Contracts for Ionian Sea, Crete Now Before Greek Parliament

The proposed contracts for hydrocarbon exploration in four areas of the Mediterranean off Crete and the Ionian islands were brought before the Greek parliament...

Turkey Reserves New Area Off Cyprus for Oil Drilling

Turkey issued a new Navigational Telex (Navtex) on Thursday night, making it known that they are reserving a maritime area in Cyprus’ exclusive economic...
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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...

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