The Turkish navy is threatening a French survey ship east of Crete. The ship was given permission by Greek authorities to conduct Surveys off the coast of Crete. A Turkish frigate illegally entered the area to confront the survey ship. Tensions are high.
“Cairo has no intentions of negotiating with Turkey over the issue. Egypt is committed to Cyprus and Greece being part of any negotiations with Turkey,” one of the sources said, according to Arab News.
The Ionian sea in Greece has been approved as territorial waters by the nation’s supreme court from six to 12 nautical miles. The decree covers the maritime zone from the Ionian Sea islands to Cape Tenaro at the southern tip of the Peloponnese.