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Turkey may suspend exploration in the Mediterranean sea

Ankara initiated seismic studies in the area of Kastelorizo island in the Mediterranean sea may be on hold pending negotiations with the Greek side, said the press Secretary of the President of Turkey Ibrahim Kalin.

The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area. There was also a 15 Turkish military vehicles. For this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country.

"Greece is our important neighbor, we are ready to talk to her about any topic. Everyone continues on their shelves and in the disputed territories are let work together. Our President said, "Let's do this constructively and wait a little bit". We will work together to solve our mutual problems," said Kalin, the TV channel CNN Turk.

He added that