After weeks of tensions in the Mediterranean Sea, Greece and Turkey have stepped up rival military manoeuvres in recent days. The two countries are at odds over maritime borders, but also - and above all - the search for undersea oil and gas. Concerned by the risk of further escalation, the European Union is calling for dialogue between Athens and Ankara. We take a closer look.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ibrahim Kalin, a special adviser and spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the situation in Libya, where Turkey has sent troops in support of the UN-backed Tripoli-based government. He also talked about Syria and the dispute with the Trump administration over Turkey’s acquisition of Russia S-400 air defence systems.