Turkey is extending its seismic survey operations within the disputed space of the jap Mediterranean by almost every week, a transfer which may add extra stress to already strained relations between Turkey and Greece.
Reuters reported on Saturday, 21 November that Turkey was extending its survey within the disputed space of the jap Mediterranean till 29 November.
The survey is being performed utilizing the Oruc Reis seismic vessel, which is accompanied by two different vessels, the Ataman and Cengiz Han.
The survey had beforehand been anticipated to be accomplished by Monday, 23 November. However, it has now been prolonged.
Turkey and Greece are in a dispute over claims to hydrocarbon assets within the jap Mediterranean space and the extent of their continental cabinets.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu mentioned earlier this yr that the Oruc Reis vessel would proceed working within the space for the subsequent 90 days and transfer regularly nearer to the Turkish province of Antalya.
All current exploration completed by the Oruc Reis vessel was performed following Turkey’s large fuel discovery within the Black Sea.
Namely, Turkish drillship Fatih earlier this yr made a major fuel discovery following the drilling of the Tuna-1 properly.
The properly is situated some 100 nautical miles north of the Turkish coast within the western Black Sea.
It is anticipated that this fuel discovery might be transformational for the nation because of its overwhelming reliance on imports and crippling power import invoice.
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