“By continuing its provocative behavior, Turkey is showing the world that the reference to international law and dialogue is purely superficial”, government officials said, referring to the extension of the illegal Turkish NAVTEX for the Oruc Reis’ research activities on the Greek continental shelf., valid until August 27.

At the same time, in a verbal statement to the UN, Turkey invalidates the Greek-Egyptian agreement on the delimitation of maritime zones, claiming it violates the Turkish continental shelf, repeating its absurd position regarding islands that are on the “wrong side”.

For its part, Athens is preparing for a crucial week leading up to the informal EU Council of Foreign Ministers, where the list of sanctions against Turkey is expected to be presented.