The rejection came from Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar after a French official claimed that the Turkish navy had harassed one of France’s vessel taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, the Blue Flag certification endorses beaches around the world for meeting high standards. Turkey has 486 such beaches, ready for the summer season.
Egypt is sounding the drums of war in Libya, but any military incursion faces daunting military and political obstacles.
Turkey to continue protecting its interests on land, sea and air without making any compromise, the National Security Council said.
Fatih vessel will start its first drilling in Black Sea in mid-July, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez said.
"Within the framework of the agreement we reached with Libya we will be able to start our oil exploration operations there within three to four months," said Energy Minister Fatih Donmez.
To bolster the waning confidence of warlord Khalifa Haftar, Moscow's alleged move of sending fighter jets to Libya has rekindled Washington's interest in the six-year-long conflict.
According to the special envoy for the central Mediterranean with the UUNHCR, the situation is all the more dire, as departures from the Libyan coast have nearly quadrupled compared with the same period a year ago.
The Libyan warlord has consistently upped the ante, but only has a losing hand to show for it.
The Cyclone helicopter was deployed onboard the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Fredericton and was participating in a NATO training exercise off the coast of Greece when the incident occurred, according to the Canadian Armed Forces.
As life comes to a standstill for millions, Mediterranean states have been hit heavily with regard to both lives lost and money lost.
The flower industry has already lost an estimated $8.5 billion due to the coronavirus.
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