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Turkey’s Erdogan: The Neo-Ottoman

Why his renaming of two drillships matters

On May 3, Turkey sent its navy in a maritime area between the islands of Cyprus and Crete to escort its drillship “Fatih” and muddy the oil and gas-rich waters between the Greek, Egyptian and Cypriot Exclusive…

  • Constantinos Papalucas
  • The Washington Times

The U.S. State Department, European Union, Israel and Egypt condemned the incident. Since then, Turkey initiated research and drilling operations 30 nautical miles off the west coast of Cyprus, and consequently Cyprus issued an…

As an act of solidarity with Cyprus, the European Union announced the suspension of accession talks with Turkey, an…

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