On November 30, the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources announced through a social media platform that the exploration ship Orucci Reis had completed its activities in the eastern Mediterranean waters and returned to the port of Antalya.
In a statement issued by the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the seismic research vessel “Oruchi Reis” has completed two-dimensional seismic research activities on the continental shelf of Demre (the coastal city of Turkey) on August 10 and has returned to An after collecting 10995 square kilometers of two-dimensional seismic data. Port Talia.
It is reported that this is the second time since August that the exploration ship Orucci Reis returned to the Eastern Mediterranean in October. Turkey also announced several extensions of its activities in October and November.
Turkey’s frequent exploration activities have aroused the dissatisfaction of neighboring Greece and Cyprus, and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean was once tense. On November 19, EU leaders said that if Turkey does not change, sanctions against Turkey will be introduced at the EU leaders summit in December.