Tensions escalated between Turkey and Greece, who are at loggerheads in the eastern Mediterranean; Turkey denies all allegations.
1. Greece allege Turkey of delaying Nikos Dendias plane.
2. Turkey dismisses Greece’s allegations.
3. France and Germany give Turkey to come clean on its activities in the Mediterranean.
Greece Foreign Minister’s plane delayed, igniting diplomatic battle with Turkey:
Greece accused Turkey on Thursday of intentionally protecting up a central authority plane sporting it’s overseas minister Nikos Dendias domestic from Iraq, leaving it circling for 20 mins earlier than allowing it to go Turkish airspace. Turkey denied the accusation, announcing the plane had taken off from Iraq without a flight plan however were allowed to pass as soon as one turned into procured.
Tensions escalate between Greece and Turkey:
The incident comes amid renewed tensions among Greece and Turkey over sea barriers and electricity drilling rights after Ankara redeployed its seek vessel, Oruc Reis, this week for a brand new electricity exploration task in disputed waters withinside the eastern Mediterranean. Greek authorities spokesman Stelios Petsas said Greece’s overseas ministry had despatched a demarche to the Turkish government at the incident.
Turkey strongly denied the allegations made by Greece:
Turkish overseas ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy disregarded the idea that the aircraft sporting Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was intentionally held up as a provocation to Athens. After that aircraft malfunctioned in Iraq, Greece despatched a 2nd plane which turned into additionally granted permission to fly thru Turkish air space, “with the equal flight permission number, with none delay”, Aksoy said.
Turkey, given a final ultimatum by France and Germany:
Separately on Thursday, France and Germany accused Turkey of persevering with to initiate the European Union with its moves withinside the eastern Mediterranean and gave it per week to make clear its positions.