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Turkey to send fourth ship to eastern Mediterranean - energy minister

Turkey to send fourth ship to eastern Mediterranean - energy minister
FILE PHOTO: Turkey's Energy Minister Fatih Donmez poses in front of the Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz at Dilovasi port in the western city of Kocaeli, Turkey, June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer   -   Copyright  MURAD SEZER(Reuters)
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean to conduct seismic research for oil and gas around Cyprus, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Tuesday.

Turkey currently has three ships around Cyprus, including two drilling ships. In a tweet, Donmez said the seismic research vessel Oruc Reis would be sent to the Mediterranean after completing its current activities in the Marmara Sea.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen)

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