Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has held a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of Friday's emergency meeting of the European Union Foreign Affairs Council, according to reports.
According to the same reports, Mitsotakis briefed Merkel on Turkey's illegal activities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) which is an ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, has accused Greece of displaying an "hostile behavior" amid tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
"To all those who cause provocations at sea, drawing awaits them," Bahceli warned.
A Turkish military plane carrying medical aid arrived in Lebanon's capital Beirut on Aug. 11 following the deadly blast last week that killed at least 171 people and injured thousands.
Hakan Çakıl, Turkey's ambassador to Lebanon, the Turkish embassy staff and Lebanese officials met the plane at the Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut.