German Ship ‘Gets Turkish Permission’ for Cypriot Waters

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A newspaper graphic purporting to show Turkey’s NAVTEX area

A German research vessel has reportedly received permission from Turkey to operate in an area between Cyprus and Crete, renewing tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish newspaper Milliyet on Tuesday claimed the RV Maria S. Merian, a cutting-edge ship, received the navigational telex (NAVTEX) from Ankara implying that the seas in that area are under Turkish sovereignty.

A similar NAVTEX was issued for another German ship, RV Meteor, in late December last year, prompting a spat with Athens....


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German Ship ‘Gets Turkish Permission’ for Cypriot Waters


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