Greece will do 'whatever necessary' in dispute with Turkey

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Greece will do 'whatever necessary' in dispute with Turkey

In this photograph taken from the Mediterranean shores near the city of Antalya, Turkey, a merchant ship, top right, sails past the research vessel Oruc Reis, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Greece has warned Thursday it will do "whatever is necessary" to defend its sovereign rights in response to plans by neighbor Turkey to proceed with an oil-and-gas research mission south of Greek islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. The dispute over seabed mineral rights has led to increased navy deployments by both NATO members in the region, where the Oruc Reis, is being prepared for a survey mission. (Ibrahim Laleli/DHA via AP)
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, waits the arrival of Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, before their meeting in Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2020, for talks expected to focus on developments in the East Mediterranean. Mitsotakis is meeting leaders of Greek opposition parties to discuss details of a European Union as well as an escalating dispute with neighbor Turkey over seabed mineral rights in the region.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
In this undated but recent photograph, made available by Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Antalya, Turkey. Turkey rejected claims by Greece that its oil-and-gas research vessels were encroaching on Greek waters in the eastern Mediterranean and said it would continue to defend its legitimate rights and interests in the region. NATO allies Greece and Turkey are at odds over drilling rights in the region, with the European Union and the United States increasingly critical of Ankara's plans to expand exploration and drilling operations in the coming weeks into areas Athens claims as its own. (Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources via AP)
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, meets with Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, in Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2020, for talks expected to focus on developments in the East Mediterranean. Mitsotakis is meeting leaders of Greek opposition parties to discuss details of a European Union as well as an escalating dispute with neighbor Turkey over seabed mineral rights in the region.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
In this photograph taken from the Mediterranean shores near the city of Antalya, Turkey, a view of the research vessel Oruc Reis, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Turkey rejected claims by Greece that its oil-and-gas research vessels were encroaching on Greek territory in the eastern Mediterranean and said it would continue to defend its legitimate rights and interests in the region. But a Foreign Ministry statement issued Wednesday also renewed a call by Ankara for dialogue to resolve the dispute between the two NATO allies. (Semih Ersozler/DHA via AP)
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, meets with Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, in Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2020, for talks expected to focus on developments in the East Mediterranean. Mitsotakis is meeting leaders of Greek opposition parties to discuss details of a European Union as well as an escalating dispute with neighbor Turkey over seabed mineral rights in the region.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece will do 'whatever necessary' in dispute with Turkey

In this photograph taken from the Mediterranean shores near the city of Antalya, Turkey, a merchant ship, top right, sails past the research vessel Oruc Reis, Thursday, July 23, 2020. Greece has warned Thursday it will do "whatever is necessary" to defend its sovereign rights in response to plans by neighbor Turkey to proceed with an oil-and-gas research mission south of Greek islands in the Eastern Mediterranean. The dispute over seabed mineral rights has led to increased navy deployments by both NATO members in the region, where the Oruc Reis, is being prepared for a survey mission. (Ibrahim Laleli/DHA via AP)
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, waits the arrival of Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, before their meeting in Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2020, for talks expected to focus on developments in the East Mediterranean. Mitsotakis is meeting leaders of Greek opposition parties to discuss details of a European Union as well as an escalating dispute with neighbor Turkey over seabed mineral rights in the region.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
In this undated but recent photograph, made available by Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, the research vessel Oruc Reis is seen in Antalya, Turkey. Turkey rejected claims by Greece that its oil-and-gas research vessels were encroaching on Greek waters in the eastern Mediterranean and said it would continue to defend its legitimate rights and interests in the region. NATO allies Greece and Turkey are at odds over drilling rights in the region, with the European Union and the United States increasingly critical of Ankara's plans to expand exploration and drilling operations in the coming weeks into areas Athens claims as its own. (Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources via AP)
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, meets with Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, in Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2020, for talks expected to focus on developments in the East Mediterranean. Mitsotakis is meeting leaders of Greek opposition parties to discuss details of a European Union as well as an escalating dispute with neighbor Turkey over seabed mineral rights in the region.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
In this photograph taken from the Mediterranean shores near the city of Antalya, Turkey, a view of the research vessel Oruc Reis, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Turkey rejected claims by Greece that its oil-and-gas research vessels were encroaching on Greek territory in the eastern Mediterranean and said it would continue to defend its legitimate rights and interests in the region. But a Foreign Ministry statement issued Wednesday also renewed a call by Ankara for dialogue to resolve the dispute between the two NATO allies. (Semih Ersozler/DHA via AP)
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, meets with Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, in Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2020, for talks expected to focus on developments in the East Mediterranean. Mitsotakis is meeting leaders of Greek opposition parties to discuss details of a European Union as well as an escalating dispute with neighbor Turkey over seabed mineral rights in the region.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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