The Turkish research vessel Oruç Reis has begun operations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the maritime border area established under the Greco-Egyptian agreement.
The Turkish seismic research vessel Oruç Reis is capable of carrying out any geological, geophysical, hydrographic and oceanic exploration, mainly the exploration of natural resources.
The escort of the ship was organized by the Turkish Navy.
In response to the provocative actions of Ankara, Greece brought its armed forces on full alert.
Ships and a submarine of the Turkish Navy accompany the research vessel Oruc Reis in the exclusive economic zone of Greece.
Athens demanded that Ankara immediately withdraw its ships and stop drilling operations on the continental shelf.
Turkey refused. Events are developing according to the scenario of direct military confrontation.