Eastern Mediterranean Turkey and Greece to discuss avoiding military conflict over gas field September 4 at 1:32 p.m.
Turkey and Greece, which are deepening their conflict over exploration of gas field in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, have agreed to start talks to avoid accidental clashes between the military through NATO-North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which will focus on easing tensions.
Tensions are ingesting in the Eastern Mediterranean, where both Turkey and Greece claim sovereignty, as Turkey pushes for gas fields, with both warships in contact and fighter jets fighting.
Against this situation, NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg, of which the two countries are members, announced on March 3 that the two countries had agreed to begin talks to avoid accidental clashes between the two forces as a result of coordination with the leaders of Turkey and Greece.
In the case of an emergency, it is 1st to be discussed, such as to create a mechanism for the military of the two countries to keep in touch.
In response, turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement, evaluating NATO mediation, but stressing that it was prepared to discuss the sovereignty of the waters more broadly, noting that the agreement was only a technical consultation on the military front.
Meanwhile, the Greek government has so far shown no official response.
Turkey and Greece have been at odds over the sovereignty of the waters for years, and the focus will be on whether the agreed talks will ease tensions.