ollowing its launching ceremony in the Dilovası district of Kocaeli province on June 20, Turkey’s second drilling ship Yavuz set off to theEasternMediterranean, near the other Turkish-flagged drilling ship Fatih.
ountries that share maritime borders have to make agreements on the limits of their authorities to ensure that they can operate independently in naval spaces such as Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and continental shelves.
he discovery of hydrocarbon reserves in theEasternMediterranean during the last couple of years has reshuffled regional balances and rendered the region one of the critical centers for the world’s leading oil and gas companies.
s Turkey’s economy grows and its external energy demand increases, the country does not want to be dependent on a couple of suppliers, and seeks to form policies on alternative resources and suppliers.
ussian Strategic Missile Force Commander Colonel General Sergei Karakayev announced on June 5 that the second regiment of intercontinental ballistic missiles equipped with the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicles was preparing to go on combat alert.