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Fourth Turkish research vessel sets sail for Cyprus

Turkey's Oruc Reis research vessel appeared to be on its way to Cyprus on Tuesday, a week after the country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it would.

The vessel departed  from Istanbul port on Tuesday and was apparently heading for the port of Tasucu in southern Turkey, opposite Cyprus' northern coast, where it will probably refuel before starting its activities.

US urges Turkey to seize all activity in Cyprus’ EEZ

The US State Department on Tuesday called on Turkish authorities to cease immediately any "unlawful activities" in Cyprus' territorial sea and remove its drillship, Yavuz.
Turkey has already established a presence in the region with its Yavuz and Fatih drillships and the Barbaros research vessel.

Cavusoglu: Fourth Turkish ship on way to East Med

A fourth Turkish ship, the Oruc Reis, is on its way to the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter on Monday. 

He was responding to comments by the leader of the opposition Turkish Republican People's Party Kemal Kilicdaroglou who had questioned why Turkey did not currently have a presense in the area.  

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