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Turkish fourth drilling ship on its way to Eastern Mediterranean amidst threats against Cyprus, Turkey

Turkey has announced that the country’s fourth drilling ship has been named Abdulhamid Han, one of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, and that it’s on its way to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

At the same time, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will transfer 10 million cubic metres of natural gas daily to the national transmission system in the first quarter of 2023.

And he once again threatened Cyprus and Greece saying they won’t allow rights of Turks and Turkish Cypriots in the Eastern Mediterranean to be violated by “thieves”.

Erdogan also said: “We decided to continue our research and drilling which we have previously carried out by renting drilling rigs. We make our presence felt in the eastern Mediterranean as well.

“We defend the rights of the Turkish Cypriots in every field. We continue to increase the strength of our fleet with new ships.

“With this fourth ship, we have made our fleet very, very strong. We increased our drilling rigs to four, thus, we have become one of the few countries that have their own drilling fleet.”

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