Greece’s desire to expand its territorial waters in the Mediterranean Sea could lead to a military conflict. This opinion was expressed on Saturday by Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay.
“Turkey will do whatever is necessary to protect every square inch of its waters in the Mediterranean Sea. Greece’s attempts to expand territorial waters from six to 12 nautical miles will not be recognized by Ankara. This step could cause military conflict,” The Anadolu agency quoted the politician as saying.
Ankara is conducting exploration in the Mediterranean Sea, which has caused serious concern on the part of Athens. In this regard, on Friday in Berlin, there was an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers, during which it was decided that the European Union will accelerate the development of sanctions against Turkey for illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as prepare additional measures against Ankara by September 24, in case there is no progress on the Turkish side