Turkey's President Erdogan says any attack on a Turkish ship exploring for oil and gas in disputed Mediterranean waters would incur a 'high price' and suggested Turkey had already acted on that warning.
Tensions in the eastern Mediterranean have risen sharply this week after Turkey sent a survey vessel to the region, a move Greece decried as illegal.
The Oruc Reis set out on Monday with its military escort to survey waters between Crete and Cyprus.In response, President Emmanuel Macron said France would increase its military presence in the region and called on Ankara to stop its exploration work. French and Greek forces held military training exercises off Crete on Thursday.
European Union foreign ministers, who have already imposed sanctions on two Turkish energy executives over Turkey's operations in the eastern Mediterranean, will discuss the situation on Friday.Greek and French vessels sail in formation during a joint military exercise in Mediterranean sea on Thursday.
Greek Ministry of Defence / ReutersGreece's foreign ministry said Minister Nikos Dendias will brief E.U. counterparts"about the real facts of the recent days regarding operations in the region" at the emergency meeting.Erdogan spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and E.U. Council President Charles Michel on Thursday. He"reiterated his commitment to defend Turkey's rights against attempts to disregard them," Erdogan's office said of the call with Michel.
Both Turkey and Greece said this week that they were willing to resolve the dispute over their overlapping maritime claims, but vowed to protect their interests and blamed the other side for the stand-off."If we act with common sense and reason, we can find a win-win solution that meets everyone's interests," Erdogan said earlier on Thursday."We are not chasing any unnecessary adventures or seeking tensions."
In apparent reference to France, Erdogan also said Greece was being pushed into taking"wrong steps" in the region by"a country that doesn't even have a coast in the eastern Mediterranean." Read more: NBC News »
Trump again casts doubt on whether he'll accept election result in latest unfounded attack on voting process
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美國流氓國家：正在以世界各國為敵，正在以人類為敵！ Rogue States of the United States: It is turning the nations of the world as its enemies, and it is turning humans as its enemies! Frankly his ships should be blown out of the water. This man needs to be taught a lesson. He is a virus infecting the eastern Mediterranean. Fake news. there was no attack. Do some research
More pathetic Authoritarianism. I wonder who the world will call if this becomes an issue
Turkey warns against attack on Oruc Reis vesselTurkey warns against any attack on its Oruc Reis research vessel in eastern Mediterranean after Greece sends warships to the area Greece and France wipe Turkey out let them pay for murdering the Armenian TurkeyIsNotAlone Pakistan is with Turkey 🇵🇰🇹🇷💪🏼❤️💚
Greece deprives children of education by closing minority schools: TurkeyShuttering minority schools is part of Greece's “assimilation and oppression” policy that it continues to follow for decades against the Turkish minority in Western Thrace, Turkey's foreign ministry said. Barbarians... Education is basic requirement of human beings. Shutting down schools of minority is sad. Greeks are racists.
WHO warns against coronavirus 'vaccine nationalism and risk of price gouging'WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the development of vaccines is risky and some may fail. Spreading the investment in vaccine development among different countries shares the risk of failure and the reward of success. Uncle aap na marr jao.... Bc... Kabhi toh positive baat karo.... Bc Do they have any credibility left for nations to listen to them? The only way to beat covid is globalization? Isn’t that what caused the pandemic to spread so widely?
Katie Price says her kids help her wax her legs after breaking both feetKatie Price has told that her kids help her with her waxing after she suffered two broken feet following a nasty accident in Turkey Yet another completely pointless article about this person
Oil steady after IEA lowers demand forecast, U.S. stocks fallOil prices held steady on Thursday after the International Energy Agency lowered its 2020 oil demand forecast following unprecedented travel restrictions and data showing a decline in U.S. inventories provided some support.
Gold could head as high as $3,400, VanEck CEO says as metal pulls back from recordsGold prices may hit fresh all-time highs this year as the low interest rate market environment drives demand, says Jan van Eck. ETFEdgeCNBC True but it would take a lot of idiot buyers to get it there. When’s the next round of checks coming btw? ETFEdgeCNBC Good for trading?