Turkey’s renewed seismic survey in the Eastern Mediterranean is reigniting tensions with Greece.
Both NATO members claim the right to drill the same areas
Athens considers the redeployment of Turkey’s vessel the Oruc Reis in disputed waters a major escalation.
Ankara insists the operations are within its continental shelf and it’s responding to provocations by Athens.
But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Greece and Cyrpus have failed to fulfil their ‘promises’.
Another dispute is between Lebanon and Israel.
They’ve started their first round of indirect talks on gas exploration rights
So, can these disputes be contained?
Matthew Bryza, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Former US Diplomat who worked on the Greece, Cyprus and Turkey issues at the State Department.
James Ker-Lindsay, Visiting Professor, London School of Economic researching Greece-Turkey relations and the Cyprus conflict.
Andreas Theophanous, President of Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs and Former Economic Adviser to the President of Cyprus.
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