Rumours Of War – Greece and Turkey planning naval exercises.
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Greece and Turkey are planning rival naval exercises off Crete amid an escalating row over energy claims in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The two neighbours have seen frequent flare-ups, but this latest spat over gas reserves and maritime rights has prompted fears that tensions could escalate further. Several other countries have stakes in the dispute and the two Nato allies are engaged in a war of words.
Greece has vowed to defend its sovereignty, and the EU, of which Greece is a member, has appealed for dialogue.