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Turkish president slams Egypt-Greece deal, drilling resumes

Turkey's president has called a maritime deal between Greece and Egypt "worthless," saying Turkey will resume oil and gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Egypt and Greece on Thursday signed a maritime deal that sets the sea boundary between the two countries and demarcates an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking after Friday prayers in the recently reconverted Hagia Sophia mosque, said the deal was a response to Turkey's maritime agreement with Libya's Tripoli-based government last year and vowed to continue it.

08.07.2020
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