The North Atlantic Alliance announced the creation of a bilateral military mechanism to resolve the conflict between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. This was reported by the NATO press service.
Following a series of technical meetings between the military representatives of Greece and Turkey at NATO headquarters in Brussels on 1 October 2020, a bilateral military de-confliction mechanism was established.
It is designed to reduce the risk of military incidents and accidents in the Eastern Mediterranean. It will include the creation of space for diplomatic efforts between Greece and Turkey to facilitate the resolution of conflicts at sea or in the air.
Recall that Turkey and Greece have disagreements over oil and gas production on the offshore shelf near Cyprus. Greece and the EU have repeatedly stated that Turkey is illegally drilling in this area. Turkey insists that these waters are within its exclusive economic zone.