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Greece will hold military exercises near the disputed territories Turkey

Greece released Sunday, the international alert NAVTEX (Navtex) about carrying out in the area of the island of kastellorizo in military exercises with the firing, reported the newspaper "Proto theme."

The alert issued by the station Heraklion, hydrographic service Greek Navy.

"Navtex valid Monday, July 27, until July 30, with the goal of the exercise the coast guard shooting. According to the Navtex, the sailors were not allowed to cross the designated area", - stated in the message.

After some time, Turkey said the "anti-NAVTEX", Greek declaring the initiative illegal, the report said.

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 hydrographic service of Antalya on July 21 issued an international warning on Navtex 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 Turkish warships.

Greece claims that the area is in its exclusive economic zone. Greece issued its Navtex notification that cancelled Turkish. The Hellenic armed forces have been alerted across the country. The Greek foreign Ministry has announced that it has protested Turkey and Greece have raised this issue in the EU, NATO and the United Nations.

Turkey has called the claims of Greece regarding Turkey has initiated seismic studies in the area of kastellorizo 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".