Turkey Issues Navtex North of Cyprus, Nicosia Responds
Cyprus responded to a Navtex issued by Turkey on Friday evening announcing new research from seismic ship Oruc Reis north of Cyprus
Is the Withdrawal of the Oruc Reis a Turkish Ploy Before EU Summit?
Turkey ordered its seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis back to port on Monday -- less than two weeks before a European Union summit at which the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara. The vessel, which had been spotted just...
Greece Slams Germany for Not Agreeing to Tough Sanctions Against Turkey
Germany is not standing up to its leadership role in the European Union when it rejects Athens' call for an arms embargo to be imposed on Turkey, Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said in an interview with Politico...
Turkish Research Vessel Oruc Reis Cruised Just Seven Miles Off Coast of Kastellorizo
Oruc Reis, the Turkish research vessel at the center of the country's sea border dispute with Greece and Cyprus, was spotted just seven miles off the coast of the Greek island of Kastellorizo late on Thursday night. After illegally encroaching...
Ankara Extends Illegal Navtex, Turkish Defense Minister Disputes Greek Territorial Waters
On Saturday, Ankara extended the current illegal NAVTEX that has a seismic vessel called Oruc Reis, researching inside Greek territorial waters south of Kastellorizo and accompanied by Turkish Navy ships. The NAVTEX that has the Turkish ships moving south and...
Turkish Violations of Greek Airspace Double in Two Years
While Turkey escalates tensions in the Aegean with repeated issuings of illegal NAVTEXes, the amount of Turkish warplane overflights over Greece in 2020 outnumber those that have been made in the past decade. The number of overflights of Turkish fighter...
Greek Foreign Ministry Issues Demarche to Turkey Over New Navtex
Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias ordered the immediate delivery of a demarche to Turkey over its new illegal Navtex on Wednesday, and he also briefed Greece's allies and partners about Turkey's ongoing illegal behavior, according to a Foreign Ministry announcement. "With...
Greek Navy on Alert as Turkey Extends Gas Exploration South of Rhodes
Greece's naval forces are on high alert after Turkey's decision on Saturday to instruct the exploration vessel Oruc Reis to continue surveying for energy reserves in a location south of the Greek island of Rhodes until November 4. This is...
NATO Chief Announces Greece, Turkey to Cancel War Games
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Friday in Brussels that Greece and Turkey plan to cancel their respective war games, which had been scheduled for next week on the national holidays of each other's country. The move was seen as...
Turkey Threatens to Extend Gas Mission South of Crete; Counter-Navtex Issued
Turkey announced on Wednesday that its seismic exploration activities in the eastern Mediterranean would continue and could extend south of Crete. “Of course we can carry out exploration wherever we want and we do so. We will continue our work....