Turkey Builds Outpost Overlooking Greek Islands

Milliyet image purporting to show Turkish military building works near Imia

A Turkish newspaper is reporting that Ankara is beefing up its military presence close to the Greek islets of Imia, building a jetty and an observation tower overlooking the contested zone.

Milliyet on Wednesday published images it claimed showed construction of the pier and tower on Cavus Adasi, not far from Bodrum and only three kilometers (one mile) from Imia.

‘Pier and observation tower being built’

The area has been the source of frequent tension in recent days, particularly after a Turkish vessel rammed a Greek coast guard ship. Greece later summoned the Turkish ambassador after the incident.


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