Dangerous moves by Turkey

While we in Greece continue the infighting over the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and, now, the Novartis scandal, the Hellenic world is faced with increased Turkish hostility.

Apart from the remarks by the chief of the Turkish armed forces, Hulusi Akar, about his country's ability to control the Aegean Sea, Ankara's hostility is also reflected in its actions in Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which culminated on Sunday with the obstruction of a vessel contracted by Italian oil company Eni that was approaching the Block 3 area to explore for natural gas.

This is the most serious threat by Ankara.

The situation is made even more dangerous by developments within Turkey itself as the constant purges of the country's armed forces have resulted in inexperienced pilots engaging in mock dog fights over the Aegean, increasing...

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