Left Menu
Development News Edition

Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to region

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 October 20.

PTI | Athens | Updated: 12-10-2020 14:10 IST | Created: 12-10-2020 13:59 IST
Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to region
Representative image Image Credit: Wikipedia

Greece has accused neighbor 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 October 20. Greece's Foreign Ministry on Monday called the decision a "major escalation and a direct threat to peace and security in the region." Under pressure from NATO allies, Greece and Turkey have both committed to restarting a dialogue on the dispute for the first time more than four years.

Turkey also faces the threat of sanctions from the European Union, which has sided in the dispute with member states Greece and Cyprus.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Turbulence surrounding tobacco control in Ghana

... ...

Smart healthcare: IoT redefining the way healthcare is delivered

As the world is embracing the new wave of digitalization triggered by the pandemic and the arrival of 5G, the adoption of IoT devices will further boom. With adoption set to soar, IoT security issues and other challenges cant be ignored any...

Refugee compassion and response: Ideas to mitigate disasters now and in their future

Their homeland becomes a forbidden territory for them and more likely than not, their journey to foreign soil is no less traumatizing, not to say deadly. It is crucial to help refugees live a life of dignity and purpose....

Inadequate water infrastructure causes a tidal wave of coronavirus in rural Alaska

... ...

Videos

Latest News

Reuters US Domestic News Summary

Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs. U.S. CDC reports 262,673 deaths from coronavirusThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC on Friday reported 12,823,092 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 324,35...

Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Ravens game at Steelers postponed due to COVID-19 outbreakThe Baltimore Ravens game versus hosts Pittsburgh Steelers has been moved to Tuesday from Sunday because of a COVID-19 outbreak ...

Honduran ex-president Zelaya stopped at airport with bag of money

Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Friday that he had been unjustly detained at the Central American nations Toncontin international airport for carrying 18,000 in cash, which he said was not his. I dont know the origin of that...

Honduran ex-president Zelaya says he was 'unjustly' detained at airport with bag of money

Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Friday that he had been unjustly detained at the Central American nations Toncontin international airport as he was getting ready to travel to Mexico for a seminar.The reason, a bag of money w...

Give Feedback