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Greece slams Turkish decision to send out research ship

Greece on Monday condemned as a “direct threat to regional peace” Turkey’s decision to send back to the eastern Mediterranean the research ship at the center of tensions over energy rights. The move which comes as Athens and Ankara are trying to set a date for talks to defuse the row between the two NATO neighbors.

The Turkish navy on Sunday said the Oruc Reis vessel would carry out activities in the region, including the south of the Greek island of Kastellorizo, from Monday until October 22 in a message sent to the maritime alert system NAVTEX.

News source ~ Arab News