Turkish research vessel sails to Cyprus
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 23 / Trend A. Tagiyeva /
The Turkish research vessel "Piri Reis" has set sail today from the port of Urla to the shores of Cyprus. It will conduct exploration operations on the continental shelf of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It plans to explore hydrocarbons in this area in response to the Republic of Cyprus' similar actions.
After Nicosia began working to develop the shelf near the shores of the island, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara will explore for oil and gas in the exclusive economic zone of Northern Cyprus along with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.