Turkish research vessel Oruç Reis enters Greek continental shelf

Turkey's Oruc Reis

Τhe Turkish research vessel Oruç Reis turned off its geopositioning system shortly before 10:00 on Tuesday morning. The last signal from the Oruç Reis was in an area within the Greek continental shelf, about 35 nautical miles south of Kastellorizo Greece

The ship set sail on Monday from the port of Antalya.

The Greek government responded with Greece will not engage in exploratory talks with Turkey as long as Turkish survey vessel Oruç Reis remains in its continental shelf waters spokesman Stelios Petsas said.

An Hellenic Air Force Embraer EMB-145 AEW&C (757) left around 11:00 CEST Elefsis AB eastbound. in this screenshot you can view the last position tracked.

image 21 1140x585 1The aircraft was on route to make a surveillance mission over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in the area where the Turkish research ship Oruç Reis begun this morning a new session of drills in the Greek Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

GCT Team

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