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Erdogan proposed to stop exploration in the Mediterranean sea

July 28, 2020
Source: VZGLYAD
Author: Dmitry Zubarev

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in connection with the situation around Turkey’s oil and gas activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, called for a temporary halt to such activity, presidential Secretary Ibrahim Kalyn said.

“Let’s follow a constructive approach and put this (drilling) on pause,” Interfax reports Erdogan as quoted by Kalyn.

At the same time, Kalyn called on Greece to solve problems with Turkey on a bilateral basis, without involving other countries in the process. “It will not be possible for Greece to achieve results by using its EU membership as a means of pressure,” he said.

Recall that in July 2019, Turkey decided to intensify geological exploration in the area of Cyprus. The US has called on Turkey to abandon its plans. Russia also offered to help Turkey with geological exploration on the shelf of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey will continue to produce gas in the waters off Cyprus, if Greece does not accept the offer of cooperation.

The newspaper VZGLYAD told in detail about Gazprom’s new competitor in Europe, as well as about the looming conflict over the Cyprus shelf.
Эрдоган предложил остановить геологоразведку в Средиземном море