Turkey’s latest decision to extend the navigational telex off the coast of Cyprus is a further provocation against Greece.

The drilling activities by the Turkish ship “will fuel further tensions and insecurity in the Eastern Mediterranean,” according to the spokesperson for external affairs of the European Commission, Peter Stano.

The move seems like the ultimate provocation, while it seemed that both countries were open to deescalate the situation in the Mediterranean Sea and open up new forms of dialogue.

Earlier this month, Turkey agree to withdraw its research vessel Oruc Reis, which was seen as an important step by the European Union.

Meanwhile, both nations have been propping up their military as a show of force; Turkey accused Greece of violating the Lausanne Peace agreement due to the presence of its military on 18 Aegean islands.

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Stern Daler
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2020-09-18 00:54

Turkey’s latest decision to extend the navigational telex off the coast of Cyprus is a further provocation against not Greece but Cyprus and the EU. Which is bad. Turkish recent provocations are acts of war. The EU warned Turkey to desist. Turkey has not read the EU treaty it had intended to join:This is dangerous. Article 42 (7) EU treaty. If a Member State is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other Member States shall have towards it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power, in accordance with Article 51 of… Read more »

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2020-09-18 10:45
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For all that do not read German.
Red is the real border.
Black is the border claimed by Turkey.

So Turkey claims and tries to occupy large parts of the sea and its possible resources. There have been military incidents and martyrs because of this Turkish expansionism.

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2020-09-18 15:19
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Superb explanation, thus, some links are invalid

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2020-09-19 02:21
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2020-09-19 02:29
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Greek Foreign ministry source.

https://www.mfa.gr/en/issues-of-greek-turkish-relations/relevant-documents/turkish-claims-regarding-the-demilitarization-of-islands-in-the-aegean-sea.html 
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2020-09-19 02:36
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My browser has a problem with the editor. Or maybe I. thx for info.
English translation of the protocol about the archipelago’s border.

 http://www.hri.org/docs/imia-hol/turkit.htm