Erdogan sends Oruc Reis south of Kastelorizo

Erdogan sends Oruc Reis south of Kastelorizo

“In 2020, we will start exploration and drilling in the areas we have agreed with Libya”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Ankara will launch seismic explorations and drilling in the areas that were agreed with Libya in 2020! He said that Ankara would send the seismic vessel Oruc Reis for seismic explorations!

“With Libya, we have signed the MoU that define the maritime areas of responsibility. In the areas between Turkey and Libya, no research or drilling can be done nor any pipeline can cross without the approval of the two countries. Within 2020 we are accelerating the process and launching explorations and drilling in these areas. Once the plots are allotted and the procedures are completed, Oruc Reis will conduct seismic surveys there”, he said./ibna