Greek authorities revealed on Friday that Turkey’s “Oruc Reis” research vessel has violated the boundaries of Greece’s continental shelf, and was operating south of the island of Kastellorizo.
The Turkish vessel entered Greece’s continental shelf area at 6:40 a.m. and its activity was being monitored continually by Greek frigate HS Nikiforos Fokas.
The incident occurred on the 24th anniversary of the Imia crisis, when Turkish commandos landed on the Greek islet, near Kastellorizo, sparking an international mediation effort to avert a Greek-Turkish war.
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