The Turkish president (dictator) Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again decided to engage in a war of words regarding Greece and Cyprus by warning international companies not to ‘step out of line’ in their search for gas in the Mediterranean Sea.
"Opportunistic attempts concerning gas exploration off Cyprus and concerning Aegean islets are not escaping our attentions," he said. "We are warning those who step out of line with miscalculations in Cyprus and the Aegean.”
Turkey opposes the oil drilling, saying it disregards the rights of breakaway Turkish Cypriots. Many in Turkey also accuse Greece of laying claims on uninhabited islets near Turkey's Aegean coastline.