Turkish FM warns Greece's unilateral Aegean step

2013-01-08 09:01:21 GMT2013-01-08 17:01:21(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has warned Greece not to take unilateral steps concerning the dispute over natural resources in the Aegean, saying the issue is being followed very closely by Ankara, local Hurriyet Daily News reported on Tuesday.

Davutoglu said in Izmir, the Aegean touristic city of Turkey, on Monday that negotiation channels with Greece are present and unilateral steps should be avoided on the Aegean issue.

According to the foreign minister, such issues are being discussed during meetings with his Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas.

Recent reports in Greek media said that Greece is preparing to apply to the United Nations to determine the boundaries of its exclusive economic zone in the Aegean and start oil and gas exploration in the region.

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