Greek media said, on Sunday, that “Turkey has withdrawn its warships, which were deployed in the Mediterranean, in preparation for gas exploration”.
Greek newspaper “Greek city times”, that “Turkey has withdrawn its warships, which were deployed in the Mediterranean, in preparation for gas exploration, after the recent warning from the Greek side.
The newspaper pointed out that “to the tweet published by the Turkish embassy in the United States, which said that” the Oruc Reis drilling vessel has already begun exploration”.
The Turkish Anadolu news agency said that a Turkish research ship called the Oruc Reis began, on Saturday, with a new mission in the eastern Mediterranean with the aim of carrying out seismic research and oil and gas research activities, considering the Turkish vessel one of 5 or 6 ships Available in the world with features and equipment for scientific research.
On Thursday, Greece warned that it would do “whatever is necessary” to defend its sovereign rights, in response to Turkey’s plans to explore for oil and gas in the southern Greek islands in the eastern Mediterranean.