Turkey issues new NAVTEX in the Aegean – What the Turkish Ministry of Defense claims

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A new NAVTEX was issued by Turkey in the “international waters of the Aegean,” claiming that it is doing so because Athens issued a NAVTEX during the tourist season, despite the Athens-Ankara agreement.

According to the announcement of the Turkish Ministry of Defense and as broadcast by ERT, Greece, “which did not comply with the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Athens with Turkey, declared a military training area in the international waters of the Aegean for exercises during the tourist period, contrary to the agreement.”

“After that, in the context of reciprocity, Turkey announced training areas in the international waters of the Aegean Sea with NAVTEX issued on June 22,” the defense ministry claimed.

The new NAVTEX:

  • TURNHOS N / W: 0537/21  (Antalya NAVTEX Station)  (Published Date: 22-06-2021 11:32)

    TURNHOS N / W: 0537/21
    1) NAVIGATIONAL WARNINGS IN FORCE AS OF 22 JUN 21 AT 0600Z;
    2017 SERIES: 0823, 0824.
    2018 SERIES: 0857, 0980.
    2019 SERIES: 0380, 1043.
    2020 SERIES: 0285, 0390, 0489, 0490, 0505, 0580, 0668, 0669, 1010, 1092, 1114, 1373, 1488, 1557, 1622, 1631.
    2021 SERIES: 0048, 0049, 0050, 0083, 0113, 0140, 0155, 0244, 0257, 0369, 0370, 0394, 0395, 0411, 0412, 0424, 0459, 0476, 0483, 0488, 0497 , 0509, 0511, 0515, 0516, 0517, 0518, 0519, 0520, 0521, 0524, 0525, 0526, 0529, 0531, 0532, 0534, 0535, 0536.
    2) ONLY THOSE LESS THAN 6 WEEKS OLD ARE BROADCASTED ON NAVTEX STATIONS.
    3) ALL NAVIGATIONAL WARNINGS IN FORCE ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITES WWW.SHODB.GOV.TR AND WWW.KIYIEMNIYETI.GOV.TR.
    4) NAVIGATIONAL WARNINGS ARE ALSO PUBLISHED IN CHAPTER 3 OF WEEKLY NOTICES TO MARINERS BULLETIN.
    5) CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 290600Z JUN 21.

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