Both Turkey and Cyprus have issued Navtex notices for exercises in the island’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) this week, Phileleftheros reported without official confirmation.
According to the report, Ankara issued two notices for exercises near it’s Yavuz drillship, which is stationed in block 7 where French company Total and Italian firm Eni have drilling concessions. Its second Navtex ‘reserved’ areas within blocks 1,2,6 and 7.
Then Cyprus issued two notices for multinational exercises west and south-east of the island. The first will take place on November 6,11,13,14 and 16.
The second Navtex concerns a large marine area including blocks 2,3 and 13.