Turkey tells Greece it must take necessary measures to decrease tension in Aegean Sea

Turkey tells Greece it must take necessary measures to decrease tension in Aegean Sea

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a phone call on Tuesday that Greece needed to take steps to decrease tension in the Aegean sea, a source from the Turkish prime minister's office said.

FILE PHOTO - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) shakes hand with his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim after a joint news conference at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

ISTANBUL: Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a phone call on Tuesday that Greece needed to take steps to decrease tension in the Aegean sea, a source from the Turkish prime minister's office said.

Relations between the two neighbours have become strained due to a dispute over resources in the eastern Mediterranean and vessels from the two sides colliding near disputed islands.

(Writing by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Peter Graff)

Source: Reuters

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