Tensions rise as Turkish vessel resumes exploration in eastern Med

Source:Financial Times Date:12Oct2020

No, not again!

The Turkish foreign ministry said on Monday that Athens’ “maximalist” claims about the rights bestowed by Kastellorizo were “not compatible with either international law or international legal precedent”. The latest survey by the Oruc Reis, a state-owned Turkish research vessel, comes days after the Greek and Turkish foreign ministers, Nikos Dendias and Mevlut Cavusoglu, agreed at a meeting in Slovakia to set a date for resuming bilateral talks on the two Nato allies’ disputes that were interrupted four years ago.