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The Guardian view on Turkish-Greek relations: dangerous waters

A row over over borders, gasfields and national pride risks regional disorder

Some claim it has been centuries since the Mediterranean has been viewed as the cockpit of history.

  • Editorial
  • 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…

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