How Oil Exploration in the East Med & the Abraham Accords are Connected

Published October 18th, 2020 - 07:07 GMT
Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis (C) escorted by Turkish Naval ships in the Mediterranean Sea off Antalya on August 10, 2020. (AFP)
Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis (C) escorted by Turkish Naval ships in the Mediterranean Sea off Antalya on August 10, 2020. (AFP)
US President Donald Trump’s deal between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain has facilitated a growing interest in oil opportunities in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. This week, Turkey has resumed exploration of potential oil fields around Cyprus, drawing criticism from Greece and the wider European Union. Meanwhile, an American company, Chevron, purchased a relatively small company with interests in oil fields in Israeli waters.   Until recently, major oil firms have avoided the easte

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