Some claim it has been centuries since the Mediterranean has been viewed as the cockpit of history.
- The Guardian
But great powers and coastline states, wishing to capture hydrocarbon riches, are today vying for mastery of the sea – or at least its eastern waves.
The trouble surfaced last month when a Turkish frigate escorting an oil-and-gas exploration ship collided with a Greek naval vessel.
Since then, tempers have flared, with the unresolved question of Cyprus providing a flashpoint between the…