News Local Turkey continues Oruc Reis provocations extending Navtex, Greece responds

Turkey continues Oruc Reis provocations extending Navtex, Greece responds

 

Turkey continued its series of illegal maritime advisories (NAVTEX) involving Oruc Reis, conducting energy exploration activities inside the Greek continental shelf, near the island of Kastellorizo.

Ankara extended the Navtex to November 4th, moving the ship further southwest.

Athens responded with an anti-navtex, reiterating that the Turkish side has no jurisdiction to issue maritime advisories in that particular area, part of the region controlled by the hydrographic service of the Greek naval forces in Heraklion.

It is an illegal, non-authorised action, Greece said, as the area falls within the country’s continental shelf.

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