Erdogan rages at Greece over plans for military drills near oil and gas site

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Greece of endangering navigational safety after it announced military and naval exercises near the site where Turkey is drilling in a disputed area of the Mediterranean.

In a speech on Monday, Erdogan said Greece is "endangering the coastal and navigational safety of all ships in the region" and warned that its attitude to international law had thrown Greece "into a chaos that it cannot get out of."

Greece's navy and air force will conduct military exercises beginning Tuesday, authorities said,
Germany, meanwhile, is stepping up diplomatic efforts to prevent tensions between the two regional rivals from escalating further, sending its foreign minister to both Athens and Ankara on Tuesday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Greece of endangering navigational safety after it announced military and naval exercises near the site where Turkey is drilling in a disputed area of the Mediterranean.

In a speech on Monday, Erdogan said Greece is "endangering the coastal and navigational safety of all ships in the region" and warned that its attitude to international law had thrown Greece "into a chaos that it cannot get out of."

Greece's navy and air force will conduct military exercises beginning Tuesday, authorities said,
Germany, meanwhile, is stepping up diplomatic efforts to prevent tensions between the two regional rivals from escalating further, sending its foreign minister to both Athens and Ankara on Tuesday.

The Turkish government disputes Greece’s claim to exclusive rights in the waters where Turkey's Oruc Reis research vessel is now surveying. The United States and the European Union so far have broadly backed Greece in the dispute, but EU countries remain split over a request from Greece to impose sanctions on Turkey. The tensions between the two NATO members over Mediterranean Sea rights have echoed across Europe.

Greece's three-day, live-fire exercises will start southeast of the Greek island of Crete, officials in Athens said.

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