Greece on alert over Turkish maritime plans, senses EU backing

PoliticsForeign Policy Tags: Cyprus, EastMed, European Union, Turkey, USA
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Athens is on alert after Turkey announce plans, via a NAVTEX advisory on Tuesday, for a seismic survey south and east of the Greek island of Kastellorizo between July 21 and August 2.

However, diplomatic contacts are being made behind the scenes in a bid to defuse the situation. Germany is spearheading specific moves to help the two NATO allies step back from what is an increasingly tense situation.

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