Soon after, a second drilling vessel, "Yavuz", arrived off the island's northeastern coast and started searching for gas and oil.
A first discussion will take place Wednesday in Brussels regarding a number of European Unionsanctions on Turkey following a call by Cyprus for European Union solidarity after Turkish drilling activities off Cyprus.
"The drilling activities of our ship Yavuz are based on legal and legitimate grounds", the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said Yavuz "will operate on behalf of the Turkish Cypriots within the license areas granted by Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to the Turkish Petroleum in 2011".
Iran welcomes French efforts to save nuclear deal
As part of its campaign, the USA has re-imposed sanctions on exports of Iranian crude oil, which have tanked the Iranian economy. Emmanuel Bonne arrived in the Iranian capital on Tuesday afternoon, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
Cyprus is divided between the internationally recognised Republic of Cyprus and a breakaway state set up after the 1974 Turkish occupation, following a coup sponsored by the military government then ruling Greece. The Republic of Cyprus in the south of the island is a member state of the European Union, while the north of the island is controlled by the Turkish Republic of Cyprus which is only recognised by Turkey. Turkish Cypriots claim most of seven blocks in the east. "The United States remains deeply concerned by Turkey's repeated attempts to conduct drilling operations in the waters off Cyprus", the State Department said in a statement earlier this week.
Cyprus, a member of the European Union, has discovered natural gas in areas off the southern coast of the disputed island, though nothing has been extracted.
The EU said Monday the latest move by Turkey was an "unacceptable escalation", having warned Ankara to stop its "illegal" activities or face sanctions.
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday urged Turkish authorities to halt energy drilling operations off the Cypriot coast in the Mediterranean, a day after Cyprus protested a Turkish ship dropping anchor there.
Sometimes that quality works against him, as Thompson can be seen whiffing on some tackles while trying to deliver big blows. Thompson is a 6-foot, 190-pound safety that has proven to be productive playing for the Cougars in the Pac-12 Conference.
Similarly, the Snapdragon 215 is the first in the Snapdragon 200-series to support 64-bit Android platform as well as 64-bit apps. The new chipset also features an integrated Hexagon DSP and Adreno 308 GPU for 28 percent better performance in gaming.
If you're unsure which games include this mode, just look for the "handheld mode" icon on your game's packaging, or on the eShop. It is not compatible with a dock and can not be connected to a TV, and the love-it-or-hate-it kickstand on the back is gone.
Having only scraped through the group stage, Baxter's side shocked tournament hosts Egypt in the last 16. "Not at all. Baxter oversaw a 2-0 away win in Uyo at the start of the campaign before a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg.
Exxon Mobil Corp ( XOM.N ) said it was "closely monitoring" the disturbance to determine if its facilities might be affected. OPEC and allied producers led by Russian Federation agreed last week to extend their supply-cutting deal until March 2020.
He avoided federal prosecution and was thus spared from a lengthy jail time by pleading guilty to state charges under a plea deal. The 2008 deal also forced Epstein, now 66, to register as a sex offender and reach financial settlements with victims.
He wrote: "American voters aren't fooled by the President's attempts to cover up his failed environmental record". He highlighted acts of environmental stewardship his administration has taken to improve the environment.
The patent shows off some designs of a rectangular shaped smartwatch, with what seems like a thick casing beneath the display. If you're the type of person who finds smartwatches to be generally boring devices, then boy does IBM have the patent to you.
Operation Apocalypse Z content drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will add an eerie touch to the game. The new mode Alcatraz Portals Horde will challenge you to survive your enemies and the lethal horde.
You have several great phones available to buy right now, including the Galaxy S10+, Note 9, or even the OnePlus 7 Pro. In Europe, the upcoming flagships are expected to ship with the same 8/128GB storage configuration as standard.
The 2026 World Cup is being co-hosted by the US, Mexico and Canada, and games will be split across the three countries. Cuomo thanked the team for helping to lead the fight for equality.
Ping system revealed for Borderlands 3
These include options like aim assist, as well as the ability to toggle headbob, auto-mantling, running and crouching. This new mechanic will help making playing Borderlands 3 with a friend even more streamlined.
Top 15 Highest-Paid Celebrities in the World 2019
Taylor Swift is immensely popular, so it wouldn't be surprising to learn that she is the highest-paid musician in the world. Swift's " Reputation " Stadium Tour grossed $266.1 million which was the highest-grossing tour in United States history.
How this weird storm may be 2019's next hurricane
The American Model is now more reflective of the European and also brings the storm into Louisiana, but a little more to the west. Most offshore oil and gas rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are in the north-central and western portion of the basin.
Bank of Canada holds rates, frets about trade war damage
However, it sounded a note of concern about global trade tensions amid the current tiff between the United States and China. Today the Bank of Canada acknowledged that fair summertime weather and an active energy sector could bode well.
S&P 500 hits 3000 as Powell's comment lifts rate cut hopes
But relentless pressure from President Trump for a rate cut could complicate matters for a Fed that prizes its independence. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell once again said he would not resign if President Trump asked him to do so.
IBM completes $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat
Red Hat's current management team will continue, led by CEO Jim Whitehurst, who will now report to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. IBM's cloud revenue has grown to 25% of total revenue now, from 4% in 2013, the Armonk, New York-based company said.