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Libya accuses Greece of imposing fait accompli in defining maritime borders

Libya has reacted to Greece’s decision to expand out seismic surveys for hydrocarbon south of Crete. The foreign minister of the Tripoli-based outgoing government accused Athens of exploiting the crisis in the North African country and imposing a fait accompli in defining the Libyan-Greek maritime borders. “Greece has conducted contracts …

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Whales stranded on Corfu; 15 NGOs call for end of seismic surveys in the Ionian Sea

The Greek branches of Greenpeace and WWF and a number of marine life protection organizations have sounded alarm as three whales stranded on the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. The incident took place in the last few days and it coincides with the operation of the seismic research …

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“Turkey will continue seismic survey and drilling,” says Defense Minister

Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Turkey will continue its seismic surveys and drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, including areas around Cyprus, while blaming Greece for raising tensions in the region. Speaking at the Turkish parliament, Akar said surveying ships will be supported by Air Force and Navy forces. “We have …

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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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Egypt says Turkey’s seismic survey plans could encroach on its waters

Egypt said that part of a seismic survey planned by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean potentially encroached on waters where Cairo claims exclusive rights. An advisory issued last month by Turkey for the survey overlaps with Egypt’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), constituting “a violation and an attack on Egypt’s sovereign …

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