ISTANBUL – Tensions between Turkey and Greece are escalating as both sides vow to defend their territorial rights.
The increasingly acrimonious dispute centers on a scramble for energy in the contested waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. Athens and Ankara are both backing their words with displays of naval force, and fears of a confrontation are growing.
On Monday, the Greek Kathimerini newspaper published what it described as Greek defense “deterrent scenarios” against Turkey. The scenarios include using force if Ankara goes ahead with planned drilling near the Greek Island of Crete.