EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has expressed concern over the deployment of Greek and Turkish navies in the Eastern Mediterranean, Kathimerini reported.
The recent naval mobilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean are extremely worrying, he noted adding that they will not help you find any solutions, but will lead to even greater antagonism and mistrust.
On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey will resume drillings in the region, a day after Egypt and Greece signed a maritime border agreement to demarcate the exclusive economic zone between the two countries in the Mediterranean. Turkey said their deal was invalid.
Maritime boundaries should be determined through dialogue and negotiation, not through unilateral action and naval mobilization, Borell noted.
The EU chief diplomat added that he will try to restore dialogue and facilitate the resumption of interaction. The current course of action will not serve the interests of either the European Union or Turkey, he noted adding that they must work together for security in the Mediterranean.