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Turkey to resume drilling program in Eastern Mediterranean ‘soon,’ says energy minister

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Turkey will “soon” resume its seismic and drilling program in the Eastern Mediterranean, the country’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday.

“The [seismic vessel] Oruc Reis continues its seismic surveys off the coast of Antalya. Barbaros went for long-term maintenance and is in the shipyards in Tuzla. Yavouz is completing its supplies and will soon return to its planned work in the Eastern Mediterranean,” he told Turkish network A Haber, where he also commented on Turkey’s seismic surveys in the Black Sea.