Russia is close to an agreement with Turkey to set up a natural gas trading hub as the Kremlin seeks alternative export routes for the fuel.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Turkey’s TPAO has added another 58 billion cubic metres of gas to its holdings with a discovery at the Caycuma-1 well.
Turkey has increased the amount of gas it believes to lie in the Tuna discovery by 85 billion cubic metres.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced the discovery of the largest ever gas find in Turkey off the Black Sea coast.
Turkey has issued a new navigational warning – navtex – on waters also claimed by Greece.
Turkey has criticised French President Emmanuel Macron for his comments on Libya, as external actors amp up their rhetoric on the need for action.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has suffered major setbacks in its attacks on Tripoli, home of the Government of National Accord (GNA).
Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned that any attempts by General Khalifa Haftar to target its interests in Libya would have “severe consequences”.
The Russian-Turkish ceasefire talks for Libya fell apart on the opposition of General Khalifa Haftar on January 13, with the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA) walking away from meetings in Moscow.
Russia and Turkey have called for a ceasefire in Libya, to come into force as of midnight January 12.
Russia officially opened its TurkStream natural gas pipeline on Wednesday, further diversifying export routes to Europe amid a backlash from the U.S.
The civil war in Libya is escalating as mercenaries, supplied by Turkey, have been mobilised to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).
The decision from Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) to sign a deal on a maritime border with Turkey has sparked condemnation from other east Mediterranean states.