Greece–Turkey relations

Turkey to conduct fresh hydrocarbon explorations in the Aegean

State-owned Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has submitted a request to conduct hydrocarbon exploration surveys in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish Energy Ministry said in an announcement, published on Thursday. 

According to the announcement, which was published in the official Government Gazette, TPAO has sought permission to survey nine marine areas in the Aegean. 

Turkey determined to protect rights across Blue Homeland, says defense minister

Turkish Defense Minister Yasar Guler has reiterated Turkey's resolve to protect its rights within the so-called Blue Homeland region. 

"As we persist in combating terrorism, we safeguard our borders. And without any compromise, we defend our rights and interests in the Blue Homeland," he said.