3 weeks Turkey: Greece ‘arming island’ in East Mediterranean row Manilatimes |World
ANKARA: Turkey on Monday accused Greece of “piracy” and attempting to “arm the island” at the center of their row over gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean. Relations between the two countries have sunk to a new low over disputed maritime rights and energy resources, with both sides staging military drills in the area. Greece argues the waters around the island two kilometers (1.2 miles) off the Turkish coast are under Greek sovereignty and opposes any Turkish exploration nearby. Images published in the media last week show Greek soldiers arriving on the island — known as Kastellorizo in Greece and ... more