Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to region
2020-10-12 | Since 3 Month
Greece has accused neighbour Turkey of undermining efforts to ease a crisis over drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean after the announcement that a Turkish survey vessel is being prepared to renew a research mission in disputed waters.
The spat over sea boundaries in an area between Greek islands, Cyprus and Turkey’s southern coast flared up over the summer, prompting a military build-up and fears of a confrontation between the two NATO members.
Turkish authorities said the Oruc Reis survey vessel is due to return to the region through Oct.20.