Turk navy could escort exploration ships off Cyprus

Turkey called for the Greek Cypriot government to halt immediately gas exploration work off Cyprus with Texas-based Noble Energy and said Turkish naval ships could escort Turkish energy exploration ships in the Mediterranean.

By (Reuters)

Published: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 2:38 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:41 AM

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told reporters that a planned agreement between Turkey and the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state setting out maritime boundaries would result in the Turkish oil company TPAO effectively having a presence in the waters off northern Cyprus.

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