السبت 13 ربيع الأوّل 1442
Saturday Rabbi al-Awwal 13 1442 Saturday 31 October 2020
Greece said it will launch military exercises with France, Italy and Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean, the focus of escalating tensions between Athens and Ankara. Greece Defence Ministry said the joint exercises south of Cyprus and the Greek island of Crete will last three days. The discovery of major gas deposits in waters surrounding Crete and Cyprus has triggered a scramble for energy riches and revived old rivalries between NATO members Greece and Turkey. Tensions increased up another notch when Turkey sent a research vessel accompanied by warships to the disputed waters on August 10th.