Greece has asked for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council about her latest dispute with Turkey.
Greece has asked for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council about her latest dispute with Turkey. The Greek government is describing the Turkish action as "a serious threat to peace".
SYNOPSIS: The dispute is all about this survey ship, the Sismik One. Turkey sent the ship searching for oil in waters off her west coast that she claims as her continental shelf. Greece also claims them, because the sea is full of Greek-owned islands.
Feeling ran high in Turkey on the same issue more than two years ago, when Greece was prospecting for oil in the Aegean Sea.
Nationalist feeling between the two countries is easy to whip up. Greece was under Turkish rule for nearly 400 years before she own independence in 1829. The two countries fought three bitter wars in the first two decades of this century.
That was Istanbul -- this is Athens. The protest was against the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in July 1974, in support of the Turkish Cypriot community. For a time, the two countries were on the brink of war once again.