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Yavuz vessel due to start drilling today or latest tomorrow says Turkish Minister

Yavuz vessel due to start drilling today or latest tomorrow says Turkish Minister

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez said Yavuz vessel will start its drilling activities for oil and gas today or latest tomorrow at Guzelyurt-1 location in his speech delivered at 10th Energy Summit today.

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Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez said Yavuz vessel will start its drilling activities for oil and gas today or latest tomorrow at Guzelyurt-1 location in his speech delivered at 10th Energy Summit today.

Turkish Yavuz vessel left Mersin port after maintenence last week and headed towards Paphos area where other two Turkish drill ships Fatih and Oruç Reis have been continuing to search for new gas resources around the island.

After the new destination of Yavuz, the tension between Greek Cypriot Administration and Turkey intensified over reciprocal NAVTEXs issued last week.

In relation with the amounting tension over drilling activities, Greek Cypriot Administration is accusing Turkey to conduct activities in so called Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), whereas Turkish officials base their actions on the agreement signed with Turkish Cypriot authorities in regards of searching gas and oil around island.

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