Greece says Turkey encroaching on continental shelf with new hydrocarbon search

Greece urged Turkey on Sunday to rescind a naval advisory announcing hydrocarbon exploration activity in the Mediterranean, saying the area it covered included Greek continental shelf. NATO members Turkey and Greece are at odds over conflicting claims to hydrocarbon resources in the eastern Mediterranean and the ranges of their continental shelves. Greek Foreign Ministry officials said that Turkey’s new advisory, regarding the deployment of a research vessel during November 1-14 period, covers an area that includes Greek continental shelf a few miles from Greek islands of Rhodes and Kastelorizo.

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