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

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

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)