North Cyprus News | Online News for North Cyprus

Turkey will not permit drilling in its maritime territories

Turkey will not permit drilling in its maritime territories

May 03
10:32 2017

Admiral Bulent Bostanoglu, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces, has visited the frigate TCG ‘Gaziantep’ which patrols in the Eastern Mediterranean and observed the work of seismic vessel ‘Barbaros Hayreddin Pasa’, which is carrying out seismic explorations offshore Cyprus.

Citing Anatolia news agency, ‘Kibris Gazetesi’ writes that the Admiral‘s visit had sent a clear message that Turkey will not allow foreign companies to carry out hydrocarbon research and extraction activities in Turkey’s area of maritime jurisdiction, without its permission. The visit is thought to be a sign that all necessary measures will be taken with determination to “protect Turkey’s and the TRNC’s interests and rights“.

Anatolia news agency recalled that the Turkish Naval Forces have been executing the ‘Mediterranean Shield Operation’ since 2006 with the aim of protecting Turkish interests and rights in the Eastern Mediterranean and to deter illegal activities.

Kibris Gazetesi

 

Local Weather

Kyrenia, Cyprus
19°
17°
Thu
17°
Fri
17°
Sat
14°
Sun
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Lira Exchange Rates

USD
USD
3.7766
EUR
EUR
4.6659
GBP
GBP
5.2872

Upcoming Events

  1. Exhibition of Turkish Cypriot Artists

    January 25 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 5:00 pm
  2. 112 Afternoon Tea

    February 21
  3. Whirling Dervish

    February 21
  4. North Nicosia Walking Tour

    February 21