Sirte-Jufra Operations Room of GNA launches “Operation Paths of Victory” to capture Sirte and Jufra.

Sirte-Jufra Operations Room of GNA launches “Operation Paths of Victory” to capture Sirte and Jufra.

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Turkey supported forces occupation area near Sirte while GNA advancing towards Sirte, Libya. Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez said last week that Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months as part of the deal signed with Libya.

Turkey’s new Kanuni drill ship would also go to the Mediterranean later this year, Dönmez added.

The move could further stoke tensions in the region, where Turkey is at odds with Greece, Cyprus, Egypt and Israel over natural resource exploration rights. Turkey could also face possible European Union sanctions over its operations, Reuters said.

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Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months as part of a deal signed with Libya. So it appears that Turkey is confidently gambling on their military conquest of Libya to allow resource grabbing in “their” new maritime boundary under nominal Greek control. Although that’s a modern lense towards conflict, the resources gained through wars are not necessarily the cause, but the symptom of militant expansionist policies applied to the modern world. In previous eras the prize would be the sacking of Rome. The new Rome is the black gold under the sea.

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stressed that Ankara’s energy designs, which include drilling in areas demarcated by the Turkish-Libya memorandum, are proceeding as planned.

He said there was readiness for drilling.

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Cavusoglu stressed to Turkish TV station 24 TV, are “legal,” while he reiterated one of Ankara’s constant positions, according to which “the islands do not have a continental shelf, only territorial waters that reach 6 nautical miles.”