This step is probably going to revive tensions with NATO ally Greece.
Turkey’s navy has issued an advisory late on Sunday saying that the Turkish ship Oruc Reis will perform a seismic survey in the eastern Mediterranean over the following ten days, a step probably to revive tensions with NATO ally Greece.
Two different vessels, the Ataman and Cengiz Han together with Oruc Reis exploration ship will proceed works in an space together with the south of Greek island of Kastellorizo till October 22, the maritime discover stated.
The two international locations are at odds over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon sources in the area. The international ministers of Turkey and Greece met final week and agreed to maintain bilateral talks on the disputes.
Last month, Ankara withdrew Oruc Reis from contested waters to “allow for diplomacy” forward of a European Union summit.
After the summit the bloc stated it could punish Turkey if it continued its operations in the area, in a transfer Ankara stated additional strained Turkey-EU ties.