After Tough Greek Stance, Turkey Blinks in East Mediterranean
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
ATHENS - After Greece put its military on high alert and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also intervened, Turkey has pulled back plans to send an energy research vessel into Greek waters off the island of Kastellorizo to do seismic surveys looking for oil and gas. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said he would not be daunted in drilling in Greek waters and the Continental Shelf, based on a maritime deal he made with Libya dividing the seas between them that's unrecognized by any other country. Turkey's Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the energy exploration will likely pause, telling CNN Turk that Erdogan requested the break as a constructive approach to...
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