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EU expresses “grave concern” about Turkey’s drilling in Cyprus EEZ

The European Union has expressed its “grave concern” about the upcoming drilling to be conducted by Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. In a statement issued on Saturday, EU’s High Representative and Vice President Federica Mogherini said that the European Council had “strongly condemned Turkey’s continuous illegal actions …

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Drilling for hydrocarbon in Ionian Sea to start in 2019

Drilling for hydrocarbons in the Ionian Sea will start in 2019, Yiannis Bassias, president of the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management S.A. (HHRM S.A.) said at an event on Wednesday. The drilling will specifically take place in the Gulf of Patras and Katakolo. According to state-run news agency amna, a campaign …

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Threats against Greece as Turkey launches its first oil, gas drilling in Mediterranean

Turkey has launched it first drilling for oil and gas in East Mediterranean, a move to spark new tensions with neighboring Greece and Cyprus. Right at the drilling start on Wednesday, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez warned Greece and Cyprus saying “We will do everything necessary if …

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US urges Turkey to refrain from increasing tension in Cyprus

The US State Department has urged Turkey to refrain from increasing tension in the East Mediterranean Sea. Commenting on the upcoming drilling off Cyprus, the Department of State said that it discourages any rhetorical action and rhetoric in the region and reminded that US policy on the Cyprus EEZ is …

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Turkey to continue gas drilling around Cyprus, says FM Cavusoglu

Ankara will continue natural gas drilling work around the island of Cyprus to establish the fair sharing resources, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. “Turkey will not allow unilateral activities [in the Eastern Mediterranean]. We need to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriots with actual steps,” Cavusoglu said …

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Energean drilling more wells at Epsilon oil field off North Greece

Development drilling is under way at Energean’s Epsilon oilfield development offshore northern Greece. Epsilon oil field is located in the north Aegean Sea. It was discovered in 2000 and developed by Energean Oil & Gas. It began production in 2010 and produces oil. The total proven reserves of the Epsilon …

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Cyprus Drilling: Tension High as “Piri Reis” Enters Block 12

Tension is high around the drilling off shore of Cyprus as the Turkish research vessel Piri Reis has allegedly entered Block 12. Greek newspaper Proto Thema claims that Piri Reis entered the area of Block 12 where US company “Noble Energy” carries out natural gas research. The Piri Reis entered the …

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Hackers Post Greek Flag on Piri Reis Route on MarineTraffic (exclusive picture)

This morning Greeks were desperately trying to find the exact position of Turkish hydrocarbon research vessel Piri Reis on Marine Traffic.com, the vessel traffic service. On some pc screens the site appeared to be down. However one – or maybe more- were lucky to get a screen shot from the hacked page. …

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