Turkey and Greece are coming closer to a conflict after Turkey had in a surprise move delineated an EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) with Libya.
The agreement had been signed on the 27th of November and had been unveiled on this Thursday has mapped the corridor of water out which stretches across the east of Mediterranean and goes through the costs of Libya & Turkey, which cuts across a swatch that has been claimed by Greece, a member of the EU.
Fatih Donmez, the Energy Minister of Turkey has announced that after the agreement has been ratified by both countries, the drill-ships of Turkey are going to search for gas and oil there.
The Hellenic Navy has neither denied nor confirmed it but there are media reports that Greece has sent naval forces toward the disputed area which lies southeast of Crete.
A diplomat has said that in case a Turkish drillship shows up, the ships of Greece are going to take appropriate action which
Turkey And Greece On The Verge Of War Over EEZ
might lead to a confrontation as these ships have a lot of naval vessels for company. Ultimately, this could lead to war, as per the reports.
There have been other sources that have also confirmed that the naval forces of Greece have been dispatched to deter the exploration of Turkey.
The MP of the ruling party, Syrigos has said that there is going to be no drillship belonging to Turkey. This according to him had been communicated to the Turkish. He further said that they are not going to tolerate any of the explorations in an area which Greece calls its Exclusive Economic Zone. The MP is from the New Democracy Party.
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