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Announcement Of Greek Ministry Of Foreign Affairs On The Issuance Of A New Illegal Turkish NAVTEX

Announcement of Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the issuance of a new illegal Turkish NAVTEX

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs – November 21, 2020 Turkey today issued a new illegal NAVTEX, announcing the continuation of its illegal seismic investigations, for the period November 21-29, in an area covering the Greek continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean, continuing to violate the International Law of the Sea and the Mediterranean. peace, security and stability in the region. NAVTEX is an international automated
medium frequency direct-printing service for delivery of navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts, as well as urgent maritime safety information to ships. Unfortunately, Turkey once again ostentatiously ignores the calls of the International Community and the European Council to avoid illegal actions and movements that lead to further escalation and tension, as well as to comply with international law. These actions, which effectively nullify any prospect of improving EU-Turkey relations, come at a time when Turkish officials say their country’s EU accession is a “strategic priority”. Greece once again condemns this provocative behavior, which further distances any prospect of a constructive dialogue and calls on Turkey to immediately revoke the illegal Navtex. Source: Government of Greece

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