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Erdogan says Turkey and Libya can hold joint exploration in eastern Mediterranean

Erdogan says Turkey and Libya can hold joint exploration in eastern Mediterranean
FILE PHOTO: President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan adresses the audience during the official opening of the new Cambridge Central Mosque, in Cambridge, Britain, December 5, 2019. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS   -  
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey and Libya can carry out joint exploration operations in the eastern Mediterranean after the two sides signed a deal on maritime boundaries, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Monday.

He also said Turkey would procure a new drilling ship to continue activities in the eastern Mediterranean, adding that Ankara could expand operations to the Black Sea or international waters.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Goodman)

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