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Turkey issues NAVTEX for Oruc Reis for six months

Turkey on Tuesday issued a navigational telex, or Navtex, for seismic exploration within the contours of its continental shelf. The NAVTEX is valid until June 21, 2021. According to the telex, issued by the Antalya station, the survey work will be conducted by the Oruc Reis, Ataman and Cengiz Han …

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Turkey extends Orus Reis activities off Rhodes, Kastellorizo until Oct 27

Turkey said late on Wednesday that it extended the operation of seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis and two other ships in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Oct. 27, in a move likely to further escalate tensions in the region. Two other vessels, the Ataman and Cengiz Han …

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Standoff in the Aegean with Turkey demanding demilitarization of Greek islands

Turkey issues two navigation notices (NAVTEX) late on Tuesday demanding the demilitarization of three Greek islands. Greek and Turkish Navy forces are in standoff near the island of Kastellorizo due to the activities of Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis. At the same time, Ankara has leaked to the press that …

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France and Germany give Turkey “one week deadline” to clarify its position

France and Germany accused Turkey on Thursday of continuing to provoke the European Union with its actions in the Eastern Mediterranean, and gave it a week to clarify its positions. “It’s clear to us that Turkey is permanently carrying out provocative acts which are unacceptable,” France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le …

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Oruc Reis in Greek continental shelf, German FM cancels visit to Turkey

Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis entered the Greek continental shelf early Tuesday morning. short before 10 o’ clock it turned off its geographic-positioning system. The last signal from the “Oruc Reis” was in an area within the Greek continental shelf, about 35 nautical miles south of the island of …

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Greece expects more steps from Turkey before “dialogue”, says PM Mitsotakis

“The return of Oruc Reis to Antalya is a positive first step. I really hope this first step be followed by others,” Greek prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday during a press conference in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece. “If there are steps towards this direction, Greece is …

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Turkey withdraws Oruc Reis, gets “cold feet” due to Moody’s downgrading, EU sanctions

After 31 days of illegal operation in the Greek continental shelf, Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis collected its cables, changed course Saturday afternoon and returned to the port of Antalya late at night. At midnight, the Turkish navigation warning, NAVTEX expired and contrary to the previous expiration, Ankara did not …

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Greece conveys NATO Council over Oruc Reis, talks with Turkey postponed

Talks between Greek and Turkish officials at the headquarters of NATO on how to avoid military escalation in the eastern Mediterranean have been postponed by two days to Sept. 10, Turkish Defense Ministry sources said on Tuesday without explaining the reason. However, the postponement came after Greece requested the NATO …

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Turkey escalates provocations with Orruc Reis in Greek continental shelf

The Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service (HNHS) issued a counter-Navtex late on Monday in response to a new illegal Navtex that Turkey issued for the ‘Oruc Reis’ seismic survey ship. Greece underlined that Turkey’s Navtex is illegal as it has been issued by a non-authorised service and concerns an area that …

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Turkey continues hydrocarbon surveys in East Mediterranean Sea

Turkey continues its energy research in the East Mediterranean Sea with seismic research vessel Oru Reis to have entered again the Greek continental shelf in the early morning hours of Monday. At the same time, it announced that tis second research vessel, the Yavuz, will continue its survey in the …

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Oruc Reis: Turkey claims more maritime areas in East Mediterranean

The Turkish research vessel Oruc Reis that entered the easternmost point of the Greek continental shelf on Monday, remains in the same area on Tuesday, Greek media report citing sources. At the same time, Turkey makes new claims on more maritime areas in East Mediterranean Sea. The Oruc Reis is …

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Tension in the Aegean: Turkey sends Oruc Reis south of Greek islands

Tension is high again in the south-eastern Aegean and East Mediterranean sea after Turkey issued a new NAVTEX, blocked the sea area south of the Greek islands of Kastellorizo, Rhodes and Megisti and sent drilling vessel Oruc Reis for seismic research early Monday morning. Seismic survey vessel Oruc Reis and …

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