Greece declared invalid the notification about the study in Kastelorizo
Hydrographic service of naval forces of Greece issued an international alert Navtex, who cancelled yesterday's Navtex Turkey's seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo and invited the sailors to ignore it, according to the Athens news Agency AMNA.
The hydrographic service of Antalya on Tuesday released the international Navtex warning about the seismic research to the South and East of the island of kastellorizo from 21 July to 2 August. In Ankara it was announced that a research ship Oruc Reis will be in the area. There was also a 15 Turkish military vehicles. For this reason the Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country.
On Wednesday morning your Navtex released hydrographic station of the Navy of Greece in Heraklion.
"Greek Navtex reports that the Turkish Navtex was issued by unauthorized station, and tells about illegal activity in the Greek area. In addition, it is noted that only the hydrographic station of Heraklion has the right to issue a Navtex in a particular area", - reports the Agency.
Similar to the Navtex was issued by the Cyprus.
The remote Greek island of kastellorizo was at the center of disputes between Greece and Turkey on the delimitation of Maritime zones and the determination of the exclusive economic zone.
The Greek foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that protested to Turkey and Greece raised this issue in the EU, NATO and the United Nations.
The U.S. state Department spokesman said the United States urges Turkey to abolish any plans of action "in the disputed waters" and avoid the rising tensions.
Turkey on Wednesday said that the claims of Greece regarding Turkey has initiated seismic studies in the area of Kastelorizo are unfounded. As stated by the official representative of Turkish MFA Hami Aksoy, the ship Vdvs Reis conducts research within the continental shelf of Turkey, on the borders of which Ankara has notified the UN. According to him, the Turkish government issued a license to these works in 2012. Aksoy stated that "maximalist demands of Greece on the continental shelf and are contrary to international case law and court decisions".
"The fact that the island area of 10 square kilometers, located in two kilometers from the territory of Turkey and 580 kilometers from the mainland of Greece, may form a sea zone with an area of 40,000 square kilometers, is irrational. For this reason, we reject these claims of Greece. We have repeatedly called on Greece to dialogue and will continue to protect their interests on the basis of international law," said Aksoy.