Turkey's Oruc Reis seismic vessel sets sail for E.Med

Turkey’s Oruc Reis seismic research vessel left Antalya Port early Monday morning following the declaration of 10-day-long Navtex (navigational telex) in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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In a Twitter post, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said the maintenance of Oruc Reis was concluded and it would hold seismic activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

"We will continue research, drilling and protect our rights," Donmez said, adding his country was determined to find natural resources in the region, if there were any.