According to Greek Cypriot press reports today, Turkish seismic exploration vessel ‘Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa’ is making explorations near Cyprus.
Greek Cypriot daily ‘Philelefhteros’ writes that shortly after the Turkish general elections took place last Sunday, a new Navtex was issued for the ‘Barbaros’. The report says that the Turkish seismic exploration vessel is now cruising in Eastern Mediterranean waters.
The paper wrote that although Barbaros’ location is outside of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) it is still close to the island. ‘Barbaros’ reportedly, is carrying out an exploration mission off the north-west coast of Cyprus.