Turkey on Saturday launched new military drills in the eastern Mediterranean and Greece accused Turkish jets of an incursion as tensions mount in a maritime standoff between the NATO members.
The confrontation has reignited a longstanding rivalry over disputed maritime rights and gas resources between Greece and Turkey and they have begun staging competing naval drills.
In a message on NAVTEX, Turkey said it would carry out 'gunnery exercises' from Aug 29 until September 11 in a zone off the southern Turkish town of Anamur, north of the island of Cyprus.
Ankara had already announced last Thursday that military exercises would take place on this Tuesday and Wednesday in a zone further east.
Navigational Telegram Exchange, the international maritime navigational system.
The skill or activity of shooting with artillery.
Precision Combat Training System uniquely provides both precision gunnery and force-on-force training for combat vehicle crews.