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The Greek Premier also discussed with the Ministers of Turkey, the source said

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Greek government is watching the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean "with patience and willingness," said a government source.

According to media reports, the Hellenic Armed forces are on high alert because of the intent of Turkey to begin the study near the island of kastellorizo and lead them to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area, for this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. The district also left 15 Turkish ships.

"Prime Minister Mitsotakis met in his office with foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and held telephone conversations with the Minister of national defence Nikos Panayotopoulos and chief of the General staff of national defence Konstantinos Floros. The Prime Minister and the government with calmness and willingness to follow the development of events," said an official in the government told reporters.

Kastelorizo island was at the center of disputes between Greece and Turkey on the delimitation of Maritime zones and the determination of the exclusive economic zone. As stated by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, the tiny island of kastellorizo area of 10 square kilometers, which is located two kilometers from the Turkish coast and at a distance of 570 kilometers from the Greek continental States, cannot have a continental shelf or EEZ with an area of 40 thousand square kilometers. Turkish officials find it unacceptable that the island creates a zone of Maritime jurisdiction in 4 thousand times more than its own area.

Greece says it Kastelorizo – inhabited island, he has the same rights in the Maritime zones and continental areas, regardless of its size.