Germany warns Turkey on its oil exploration in the East Mediterranean.
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German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, asked Turkey to stop seismic researching and drilling off the coast of Cyprus, if they want to be progress in EU-Turkey relations.
Last week, Turkey’s Foreign Minister announced that Turkey will start seismic research and drilling operations in East Mediterranean, an area Greece believes to be theirs. Read more about this here:
Turkey said that the drilling in the contested waters is covered by agreement between Turkey and the internationally recognized Libyan Government.
The German Foreign Minister, Maas said,’Regarding Turkey’s drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean, we have a very clear position- international law must be respected so progress in EU-Turkey relations is only possible if Ankara stops provocations in the Eastern Mediterranean.’