Greece Slams Turkey Decision to Send Research Ship to Mediterranean

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – Greece’s foreign ministry condemned Turkey’s decision to send a research ship to the eastern Mediterranean Sea as a “direct threat to regional peace and security”, according to an official statement. The statement comes as Turkey has announced that it will send its research ship Oruc Reis back to a disputed Mediterranean gas field after it initially returned to the country’s shores following a political escalation between Ankara and Athens, Sputnik reported. On Sunday, the Turkish navy confirmed that the country would continue its research activities in the area until 22 October, according to information shared through the NAVTEX alert system.