he year 2021 has witnessed an escalated tension in the Middle Eastern and European security complexes.
The agreement signed with the internationally recognized GNA of Libya led by Fayez al-Sarraj has been a turning point in terms of Ankara's Eastern Mediterranean policies.
nergy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean continue to determine the foreign policies of countries in the region.
ollowing its launching ceremony in the Dilovası district of Kocaeli province on June 20, Turkey’s second drilling ship Yavuz set off to the Eastern Mediterranean, near the other Turkish-flagged drilling ship Fatih.
In other words, anything happening on the Eastern Mediterranean does not surprise much as it is just the unfair price Turkey has been paying for the historical mistake made by Europe itself back to 2004.
Russia has only two options for responding to the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.
he Eastern Mediterranean Basin, which has become a focus of interest for regional and global energy actors in recent years due to its natural gas reserves, is home to new developments every day.
Turkey is currently not a part of any delimitation agreements in the Eastern Mediterranean except one signed between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Secretary of State Pompeo that "the Mediterranean is a strategic front for Washington," Democratic Party New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and Republican Party Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced a new bill named "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019" to the U.
egional and international actors have anxiously and cautiously followed Turkey’s increasing activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
he discovery of hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean 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.
The Egyptian government has initiated the establishment of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum, which held its first meeting in Cairo on 13 January, 2019.
In this sense, despite the region’s complications, the Eastern Mediterranean, with its newly discovered energy resources, is seen as the primary option for Turkey.
In June 2021, Kinzhal-equipped MiG-31K fighters were seen at the Hmeimim Air Base in Syria, while participating in exercises in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The burden of this Cold War-era alliance was to protect the southeastern flank of the Western bloc.
Turkey’s isolation, on the other hand, in the energy rivalry in the Eastern Mediterranean through Saudi Arabia’s siding with Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, and Israel attested to Turkey’s need to deal with Egypt, Israel, and Saudi Arabia all at the same time.
The Trump administration supported projects that exclude Turkey from the Eastern Mediterranean natural gas equation, namely the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum and the East-Med project, and approved the creation of alliance zones that would limit Ankara's presence in areas such as Syria and Libya.
Although the UN-sponsored LPDF made it clear that the mandate of Dbeibah's government was valid until June 2022, the pro-Haftar, eastern-based parliament House of Representatives (HoR) argued that the UN-backed Government of National Unity's (GNU) mandate had expired.