Azerbaijan ready to start war with Turkmenistan over seismic survey on disputable field
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Yesterday, Azerbaijan made a note of protest in connection with Turkmenistans "illegal attempts to begin seismic work on trans-boundary Kapaz field (Turkmen version: Serdar field) in the Caspian Sea.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan informs that yesterday Turkmen ambassador to Baku Toyli Komekov was summoned to the MFA where Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov handed over him a note of protest.
The note says that by the attempt to start seismic surveys on field Kapaz, located on the border of Azerbaijan and Turkmen sectors, Turkmenistan has violated the arrangements of the two countries presidents to stop exploration and extraction of resources in the disputed areas of the shelf before an agreement on Caspian Sea bottom division into Azerbaijani and Turkmen sectors is reached. In the note, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry points out that Turkmenistans illegal actions are unacceptable and the Azerbaijani side reserves the right to take measures to protect its sovereign rights in the Caspian Sea.
Earlier, Azerbaijan proposed Turkmenistan joint development of Kapaz/Serdar field. Turkmenistan rejected the proposal, considering this structure its own and field Azeri, part of the contract block, developed by bp and partners in Azerbaijan.