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Greece, US Back Drilling Off Crete; Call for Respect for International Law

Greek and American officials hailed the partnership between oil giants ExxonMobil of the US, Total of France and Hellenic Petroleum in two offshore exploration...
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Erdogan Ratchets Up Rhetoric Against Greece; Hagia Sophia Decision on July 2

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday warned Greece to stop issuing empty threats over his country's planned oil and gas drilling operations in...

Greece Seeks EU Support Over Turkish Claims on its Sovereignty

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has sent letters to top European Union officials in protest over Turkey’s most recent activities in the Eastern Mediterranean...

EU Warns Turkey Over Violations From Drilling In Greek Waters

The European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, has urged Turkey to respect the borders of Greece and Cyprus, following its earlier threats to drill...

Turkey Defies Warning, Insists on Drilling in Greek Waters

Turkey has defied Greece's warning to cancel its planned drilling for hydrocarbons in the Mediterranean, close to Greek islands, claiming that exploration will take...

Turkey Blasts Countries for Condemning Illegal Drilling Off Cyprus

Turkey reacted angrily on Monday to a joint declaration issued earlier in the day by Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates...

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...

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