Turkey threatens French research ship inside Greek EEZ

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Immediately after the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu clashed Thursday during an unusually frank and heated press conference in Ankara.

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Turkey is challenging for the first time; the Greek-Egyptian EEZ and sent a Turkish frigate into the area south of Crete to threaten a French research ship studying the Greek continental shelf.

The French research ship «L’ATALANTE» requested permission from Greece to proceed with investigations well within the EEZ defined by the Greece-Egypt agreement west of the 28th meridian.

For the first time, Turkey did not issue a Anti Navtex but proceeded to send a frigate in order to drive the French research ship out.

The French research is accompanied by a frigate of the Greek Navy


 

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Immediately after the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu clashed Thursday during an unusually frank and heated press conference in Ankara.

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Turkey is challenging for the first time; the Greek-Egyptian EEZ and sent a Turkish frigate into the area south of Crete to threaten a French research ship studying the Greek continental shelf.

The French research ship «L’ATALANTE» requested permission from Greece to proceed with investigations well within the EEZ defined by the Greece-Egypt agreement west of the 28th meridian.

For the first time, Turkey did not issue a Anti Navtex but proceeded to send a frigate in order to drive the French research ship out.

The French research is accompanied by a frigate of the Greek Navy



Is there another(French) source confirming this?
 

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This is the route taken by the research vessel
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Egypt's interstate agreement with Greece came after the Turkey-Libya interstate agreement. Since the two agreements cancel each other, there is no clear legal position on which part belongs to whom.
 
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