The Turkish Presidential Press Secretary, Ibrahim Kalin referred to the current drillings in the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ): "There is a specific legal frame for oil and gas drillings in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. There are Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). There is a principle that we have expressed from the very beginning, so that the 'Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' and souther Cyprus do joint drillings and conduct joint search. The Greek-Cypriot administration is violating this principle. Still, the 6th armada is not there. We will continue our own research in our region. I would like to make a plea: Let us turn the Mediterranean Sea into a common benefit region and not one of conflict."