Turkey says it is ‘ready to discuss’ with Greece as it temporarily suspends oil and gas exploration surveys.
Greece issues a naval alert after Turkey says it is sending a ship to carry out a drilling survey.
The area subject to a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) that seismic vessel Oruç Reis will start research in the eastern Mediterranean as of July 21 falls under the continental shelf of Turkey and was notified to the United Nations, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy has said.
In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.