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Armed Forces source: ‘Situation unchanged’ near Kastellorizo

The source said the movements of the Turkish navy are being monitored

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The situation “remain unchanged” in the sea area near the Greek island of Kastellorizo on Wednesday for which Turkey issued a Navtex on Tuesday for seismic activities in an area of sea between Cyprus and Crete, according to a source from the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA).

The source said the movements of the Turkish navy are being monitored.

Greece issued a counter-Navtex in response to the advisory published by Turkey’s navy. The Navtex, issued by the Iraklio station in Crete, said that an “unauthorized station” has broadcast a navtex message in the Greek Navtex service area “referring to unauthorized and illegal activity in an area that overlaps the Greek continental shelf.”

Greek FM speaks with Egyptian counterpart amid East Med tension

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. 

The two ministers discussed bilateral and regional issues, as well as developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Dendias said in a tweet.

On Tuesday, Greece accused Turkey of attempting to encroach on its continental shelf in a dangerous escalation of tensions between the two NATO allies.

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