The Minister of defence of Greece has stated its readiness to military conflict with Turkey

The Minister of national defense of Greece Nikos Panayotopoulos said that Greece for the protection of its sovereign rights, ready for anything, including military actions against Turkey in case of provocations.

The Minister told the TV channel Star.

According to him, the defense Ministry said the growth of Turkish provocations in recent times.

On the question of whether Greece to a military solution to the conflict, as said the Advisor to the Prime Minister, Panayotopoulos replied, "Exactly!"

A few days ago in the government Gazette of Turkey has been published the application for the license for investigation and extraction of hydrocarbons, the Turkish state oil company in the area in close proximity to the Greek Islands. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Greece Nikos Dendias said on Monday that Turkey is trying to usurp the sovereign rights of Greece, and called provocation licences for oil and gas exploration in the Greek continental shelf. Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis on June 3 sent the European Union a letter in connection with the "Turkish provocations".

Greece stated that a possible escalation by Turkey will not lead to Greek-Turkish crisis, and the European-Turkish crisis.

Meanwhile, on the eve of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a joint press conference with the head of the national consensus Government (NTC) of Libya Fitom Saragam in Ankara said that Turkey and Libya NTC intend to conduct exploration and development of oil and gas fields in the Mediterranean sea.