BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday that his country has stopped energy exploration operations in the eastern Mediterranean for some time pending talks with Greece.

In an interview with CNN Turk, he said, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked to suspend operations as a constructive approach to negotiations.

The long-standing tension between the two NATO members escalated during the past week, after the Turkish navy issued a warning notice about conducting seismic surveys in the waters between Cyprus and Crete.

 

Source: Reuters

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Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-07-28 21:52

Oh, Turkey is starting to feel the heat with the EU and has red art 42.7 of the EU’s constitution… Sux : as Machiavelli wrote, war can’t be avoided, it can only postponed to the profit of the enemy. I prefer to bust this regime now than letting it grow a more serious military industrial complex and having it way more difficult.

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Stern Daler
2020-07-29 07:39
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Not EU. 6th US carrier group did live shooting exercises on a Greek shooting range. And US State Department warned Turkey over its oil and gas exploration in EU acquis. Turkey’s Caliph has not read 42.7 of the Treaty of Mastrich.

flasatos
flasatos
2020-07-31 13:12
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nothing like that. not even the 6th fleet mentioned by Stern Daler. Greece was ready in a matter of hours to take the next step. The fleet was ready and in place , all military personnel on theri posts from North to South , all on high alert all over the eastern borders. Turkey just chicked out and now talks about ‘pending talks’. they are not pending, Turkey pleads for dialogue since the military solution didnt work out well.

flasatos
flasatos
2020-07-31 13:16

There are no ‘pending talks’, Turkey requested dialogue because the escalation -military confrontation ,didnt work out. Turkey wanted to drug Greece to the negotiation table ,forcing terms-claims against international law with the threat of war. Well war was an option of Greece not a fear in the recent events. Greece made that clear to everyone. Thats why Germany ( EU) and US intevened. simple as that. Now they try to escalate in Cyprus were their Barbaros ship is. we shall see.