Speaking at an online panel, Kalin said Oruc Reis' return to Antalya was an opportunity to advance talks and this "should not be squandered", adding that Ankara hopes this will be "reflected positively" at a European Union summit on September 24-25.
Clement Beaune, French Minister for European Affairs asks for harsh sanction.
One senior source who attended a Brussels meeting on Thursday with Josep Borell, the EU's foreign policy chief, told: "The situation with Cyprus is extremely hard, and there is no sign Cyprus will retreat on threatening to block sanctions against Belarus unless the European Union announces sanctions against Turkey". But he said Turkey must take action to reduce regional tension before the negotiations can start.
Turkey says the question of maritime borders in eastern Mediterranean is unresolved and that it is entitled to explore for oil and gas there. The tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members over Mediterranean Sea rights have echoed across Europe. Moreover, Greece and Turkey came closer to war in 1996 over two uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea and have been fighting for decades over the extent of their respective territorial waters. Greece deployed its own warship and naval patrols in response. Officials of both have got in touch.
"If Turkey withdraws from Syria, would Syria achieve peace?" he asked while going through a list of troubled countries in which Turkey and France back opposite sides. But Ankara extended until mid-October. Therefore, in an attempt to protect her interests in the Mediterranean, Ankara signed a maritime delimitation agreement with the UN-recognised Libyan government in Tripoli aiming at changing the boundaries of the exclusive economic zones.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Ankara is open to "constructive" talks but will not give in to blackmail or threats.
"As soon as the repairs and maintenance process is over, Oruc Reis will again return to its duties", Erdogan said.
The Turkish president anxious that the withdrawal of theOruc Reis expedition vessel to the port of Antalya is "a well thought step". But he clearly warned that in the meantime Greece should take any negative measures.
On NATO's meditation efforts, Akar said although Greece is reluctant and trying to slow down the efforts to resolve the issue with preconditions, Turkey supports holding the meetings. "What's essential is what we discuss and in what framework", Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul after Friday prayers.