Turkey wants to resolve a dispute with Greece over energy exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean through dialogue, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Wednesday, adding that Ankara would defend its “rights and interests” in the region.
Turkey will issue seismic exploration and drilling licenses in new areas of the Eastern Mediterranean by the end of August and continue its operations in the region, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday, amid tensions with Greece.
President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday that authorities would not let Belarus be ripped apart by instability after huge protests erupted following a presidential election on Sunday, Reuters quoted BelTA as reporting.
Iran will not compensate Ukraine International Airlines for its plane Tehran accidentally downed in January because the passenger jet was insured by European firms, the head of Iran's Central Insurance Organization said on Monday.
Security measures were imposed in the Belarusian capital Minsk as voters went to the polls Sunday in a tense presidential election, with residents reporting a heavy police presence and problems connecting to the internet.