Unconfirmed information indicates that Piri Reis was driven out of the Plot 12 area by the foreign warships.
Drilling for hydrocarbons in plot 12 of the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone is starting in a few hours.
US State Department announced that the plans for Cyprus hydrocarbon exploitation are within the framework of providing energy which the US supports in all countries.
According to Turkish media, the Turkish Administration is pressuring US and other members of the Security Council to react negatively towards Cyprus scheduled exploitation of hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean sea.
The Turkish Cypriot Leader Dervis Eroglu stated today that both the Turkish Cypriots and Turkey have rights over the marine wealth of Cyprus.
The extraction process for natural gas in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus will start as early as this September.
Cyprus may launch a new hydrocarbons licensing round in the eastern Mediterranean this year, offering up to 12 blocks for oil and gas exploration, a senior official said on Monday.