Erdogan warns of ‘dire’ consequences if Oruc Reis is attacked

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Turkey’s navy is escorting the Oruc Reis drilling rig in the Eastern Mediterranean as the country’s president on Thursday warned of the ‘dire’ consequences of any attack on the vessel.

The Oruc Reis will be engaged in energy exploration along Turkey’s continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean.

“We said before that if you attack our Oruc Reis you will pay a high price, and today they got their first response,” said Erdogan, speaking at an event marking the 19th anniversary of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party. He did not elaborate further.

Earlier this week, Turkey...


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Erdogan warns of ‘dire’ consequences if Oruc Reis is attacked


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