ANKARA

Following the exploration of hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean, neighboring countries try to find ways to expand their exploration and drilling activities through new business partnerships. Turkey, with steps it has taken, has shown its determination to stay within this energy equation.

Due to its strategic location, the Mediterranean Sea has been home to a lot of civilizations in history and witnessed many wars. The main elements of the conflicts in recent years have been natural gas and oil resources.

Turkey, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Greek-administered Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine,

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