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Greece Responds to Illegal Turkish NAVTEX with Aeronautical Exercise

Greece responded to the extension of the illegal Turkish NAVTEX with its own advisory for a big aeronautical exercise within the Greek continental shelf in the wider area of ​​SE Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes and South Kastelorizo. According to Hellenic National...

Turkey Extends Illegal NAVTEX for Gas Exploration in the Aegean

Turkey on Sunday announced a four-day extension of the illegal NAVTEX for gas exploration inside Greece's continental shelf, according to ANA-MPA. The previous NAVTEX which expired on Sunday (today) was extended with Turkish seismic vessel Oruc Reis sailing southwest accompanied...

Greek Foreign Ministry Calls on Turkey to Stop Illegal Oil Explorations

The Greek Foreign Ministry on Monday sent a clear message that the country will defend its sovereignty and national rights, formally calling on Turkey to immediately end the illegal oil and gas drilling activities which undermine the peace and...

Turkey Sends Research Ship to Greece's Continental Shelf

Turkey on Monday issued a NAVTEX for oil and gas explorations in an area atop Greece's continental shelf; in repsponse, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called a National Security Council meeting, which was convened on Monday afternoon. The NAVTEX was...

Greek Fleet "Remains on Alert" Monitoring Turkish Moves in the Aegean

The Greek General Staff said on Wednesday that the situation remains unchanged in the Aegean and that the Hellenic fleet remains on alert, monitoring the movements of Turkish ships. Military sources, cited by the semi-official Athens Macedonia News Agency (AMNA),...

Greece Responds to Turkey's Plans by Issuing Counter-Navtex in East Med

Greece and Cyprus issued a counter-Navtex on Wednesday in answer to Turkey’s issuance of a similar alert for an area which lays within Greece’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and is set to last until August 2. The Navigation Telex by...

USA Urges Turkey To Halt Operations in the East Med

The U.S. State Department has urged Turkey on Tuesday to halt any plans for operations in the Eastern Mediterranean and to avoid steps that raise tensions in the region. A spokesperson issued a statement saying that the "United States is...

Turkey Plans New Drillings Off Cyprus, Fueling Mediterranean Tensions

Turkey issued a new notice for its continued gas exploration and drillling inside the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on Wednesday, further fueling tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Navigational Telex (Navtex) covers the area southwest of the island for...

Athens Issues NAVTEX from Lesvos to Samos to Limit Refugee, Migrant Passages

Greek authorities recently issued a Navigational Telex (NAVTEX), legally blocking off a large maritime area around the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos in the Eastern Aegean Sea. The apparent reason for this move is to limit, to the greatest...

Ankara Issues NAVTEX Adjacent to Greek Islands Just Before Leaders' Meeting

Just hours before Wednesday's crucial meeting of the leaders of Greece and Turkey in London, Ankara issued a new Navigational Telex (NAVTEX) blocking a large maritime area adjacent to three major Greek islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Hydrographic station...