Erdogan, Merkel discuss eastern Mediterranean dispute in video call

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that disagreements in the eastern Mediterranean could be resolved through negotiations.The two leaders spoke by videoconference, the Turkish presidency said.NATO members and neighbours Turkey and Greece have for weeks been at odds about natural gas reserves and maritime boundaries, with both claiming the right to prospect and drill for energy resources in the same part of the eastern Mediterranean.Tensions were inflamed in July after Turkey sent a seismic research vessel into disputed waters.The stand-off …

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