Turkish Ship to Continue Exploration in Mediterranean, Energy Minister Says

IZMIR, Turkey, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A Turkish energy exploration ship will continue to operate in the Mediterranean Sea, the energy minister said on Friday, after Ankara said the navy stopped a Greek frigate from harassing the ship due to territorial disputes. Turkey, Greece and Cyprus's internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government have long disputed their overlapping … [Read more...]

Cyprus Says Turkey Blocking Drillship in Eastern Mediterranean Drilling Standoff

By Renee Maltezou ATHENS, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Cyprus accused Turkey on Friday of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Italy's Eni, in a standoff over hydrocarbons rights in the eastern Mediterranean. There was no immediate reaction from Turkey, which has vowed to prevent Greek Cypriots from exploring for oil or gas around the ethnically-split island. … [Read more...]