Maritime strategy

Intel: Amid maritime deal with Egypt, Greece invites UN court to settle sea dispute with Turkey

Greek Prime Minister suggests that if no agreement can be reached, his country's dispute with Turkey over a maritime boundary should go to an international court.

Joe Snell | Maritime strategy | Aug 7, 2020
al-monitor Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomes Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya (not seen) prior to their talks in Athens on July 28, 2020. Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Egypt, Turkey show off naval strength in eastern Mediterranean

Turkey conducted a military drill in the eastern Mediterranean that was followed by an Egyptian-French drill amid tensions in the region among Turkey, Greece and Cyprus on gas exploration, and between Turkey and Egypt on Libya.

Hagar Hosny | Maritime strategy | Aug 5, 2020

Egypt boosts navy amid Turkish threats in the region

Differences and conflicts between Egypt and Turkey have intensified, while Turkish threats became clear in the Mediterranean, which disturbed Cairo and prompted it to conclude armament deals for the Egyptian navy to face any military dangers from the Turkish side.

George Mikhail | Maritime strategy | Jul 1, 2020

Top admiral's resignation rattles Turkey

The demotion and then resignation of the chief of staff of the Turkish navy, Rear Adm. Cihat Yayci, has led to questions whether the Turkish government is distancing itself from Euroasianist figures to mend ties with its Western partners.

Metin Gurcan | Maritime strategy | May 20, 2020

Turkish-Russia partnership in Libya likely to be to Moscow’s advantage

Analysts say any Turkish-Russian “partnership” in Libya could end up working more to Moscow’s advantage than Ankara’s, as was the case in Syria.

Semih Idiz | Russian influence | Jan 9, 2020