In any event the intensity and frequency of Turkish Aegean and Southeastern Mediterranean violations are annoying more and more international players.
The MOU expropriates a large chunk of Greece’s EEZ with the specious argument that islands such as Crete (which is much closer to Libya than any EU state or Turkey) have no EEZ.
Turkey’s untrammeled audacity and enormous provocations have led to not unfounded suspicions that Ankara is getting ready for extremely bellicose acts against Greece.
No one can ignore the fact that a new energy map in which Greece will have a leading role is being drawn up.
By opening a corridor for the procurement of gas EastMed is expected to contribute decisively to safeguarding the energy sufficiency and security of EU member-states.
Erdogan made clear his persistence in demanding the extradition of eight Turkish military officers who have been granted asylum in Greece.
Apostolakis warned that Greece and the region are at a critical geopolitical juncture that requires constant, heightened vigilance.