Erdogan says Turkey restarted drilling in eastern Mediterranean

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to media after attending Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey August 7, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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SULAIMANI — President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday (August 7) that Turkey had resumed drilling operations in the eastern Mediterranean as Greece had not kept its promises regarding energy exploration in the region.

NATO allies Turkey and Greece have long been at loggerheads over overlapping claims for hydrocarbon resources and tensions have flared up between them again. Erdogan was speaking to reporters after Friday prayers at the Hagia Sophia mosque.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)