Turkey's Aegean moratorium eases tension as Berlin tries to foster talks

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: EastMed, European Union, Turkey
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Turkey has decided to suspend for the time being planned research for oil and gas reserves in areas of the Aegean that Greece felt incorporated its continental shelf, which triggered a military stand-off over the past few days.

Ankara’s moratorium on the hydrocarbon exploration is to last for one month. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin in an interview with CNN Turk.

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