Mar 13 2018

Greece prepares military exercise near Turkish resort town

As tensions between Greece and Turkey continue, Greece is preparing for four naval exercises in the Aegean including one off the Turkish resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast Kuşadası, opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet said.

All four exercises will cover areas that include stretches of the Turkish maritime border, the newspaper said.

The move comes after Turkey prevented Republic of Cyprus from exploring for gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean Sea through hosting its own military exercises in the area.

Turkey is likely to attempt to prevent the military exercises getting too close to the Turkish coastline by posting warships close by, Cumhuriyet said.