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Israel Sides With Greece in Turkey Dispute

Israeli Prine Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek FM Nikos Dendias meeting in Jerusalem on Thursday. Photo Twitter.com/NetanyahuGreece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday amidst the sharply-increasing tensions in the Mediterranean after a...

Greek PM Mitsotakis: "Greece Will Not Succumb to Threats and Blackmail"

On Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made a major foreign policy speech in response to this week's ongoing tensions in the Mediterranean, sparked by the sending of an oil and gas exploration vessel to the waters between Crete...

Turkey Continues with Provocations in Aegean – Greek FM to Meet with US Secretary of State

While the Turkish seismic research ship Oruc Reis is moving northeast atop the Greek continental shelf, accompanied by Naval vessels from Turkey, Ankara continues to issue provocative statements. The oil and gas exploration ship is staying within the limits of...

Turkey Escalates Tensions in Aegean – Greek PM Briefs Party Leaders, President

Turkey continued to ramp up tensions in the Aegean on Tuesday as the Oruc Reis seismic research vessel remained atop Greece's continental shelf, accompanied by Turkish Navy vessels, despite continual warnings from the ships of the Greek Navy nearby. While...

Turkish Defense Ministry Releases Photo Showing Oruc Reis Escorted by Navy Ships

The Turkish Defense Ministry late on on Monday released a photograph showing its oil exploration vessel, the Oruc Reis, being escorted by five Turkish Navy vessels into its position in the sea, approximately midway between the island nation of...

Turkish Oil Exploration Vessel Arrives on Continental Shelf; Unable to Conduct Research

According to Greek media reports, the Turkish oil and gas exploration vessel Oruc Reis has arrived, as expected, in the waters above the continental shelf of Greece near Kastellorizo, an island archipelago near the coast of Turkey. However, after putting...

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...

Turkey Shows Signs of De-escalation in the Aegean

As of Saturday evening, there were signs of a gradual de-escalation in the Aegean, with military sources saying some Turkish Navy ships are returning to their base instead of moving towards Greece's continental shelf. Early in the week, Turkey had...

Turkey Ups the Ante of Provocations by Starting Drilling in Southeast Aegean

Turkish authorities announced on Tuesday that a drilling ship is to conduct explorations in the sea area south of the Greek island of Kastellorizo in the southeastern Aegean. Ankara, which disputes that the island has a continental shelf and its...