Monday, August 17, 2020
They discussed tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with regard to Turkish seabed prospecting off the Greek island of Kastellorizo, but could come up only with a statement about working to ease tensions. Turkey is unlikely to back down, despite a formidable array of international adversaries in the region.
- Germany will oppose the EU sanctions against Turkey sought by France and Greece.
- Confrontation over Cyprus will revive.
- Turkey will ignore Israeli and Egyptian demarcation of undersea gas fields.
- Ankara will assist the GNA government in Libya to conduct prospecting.