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Tensions escalate between Greece and Turkey in eastern Mediterranean

By France24
06 September 2020   |   2:18 pm
After weeks of tensions in the Mediterranean Sea, Greece and Turkey have stepped up rival military manoeuvres in recent days. The two countries are at odds over maritime borders, but also - and above all - the search for undersea oil and gas. Concerned by the risk of further escalation, the European Union is calling for dialogue between Athens and Ankara. We take a closer look.

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