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Will there be a military clash between Greece and Turkey over the Eastern Mediterranean?

Turkey and Greece announced they will hold parallel naval drills off the Greek island of Crete today (August 25th) amid rising tensions over Turkish gas and oil drilling in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey has sent an official warning to other ships to avoid the area, BGNES writes.
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ado.slave ('adoceanblitzbgvppmqmhred', {myMaster: '32krqyjgbc4z5Sigp3zu1zeyf3dx9g_PSWM02Cjdcel.s7'}); Given the news, Germany decided to post its Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to Athens and Ankara to try to reduce the tension, the BBC reported. Maas is due to meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ahead of talks in Ankara with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

Turkey and Greece - both NATO member states - are at loggerheads over the discovery of oil and gas deposits near Crete and Cyprus in disputed waters. Turkey has announced that the exploration mission of its research vessel Oruc Reis in disputed waters will be extended by four days until 27 August.

This seems to have prompted Greece, which views the study as illegal, to initiate naval exercises. “Greece reacted calmly and with readiness for dialogue, both at diplomatic and operational level. And with national confidence, he does everything necessary to protect his sovereign rights, "Greek government spokesman Stelios Pezzas said.

"Turkey will not take even the slightest step back from Oruc Reis's activities and mission,” Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in turn.

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