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Place in news: Kastellorizo

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  • October 15, 2020
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Place in news: Kastellorizo

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In news

  • Recently, Turkey’s redeployment of the Oruc Reis survey vessel for new energy exploration around Kastellorizo has reignited tensions over sea boundaries between Greek islands, Cyprus and Turkey’s southern coast.
  • Turkish survey ship was deployed to begin prospecting for hydrocarbons in disputed waters around the Greek island of Kastellorizo.
  • According to Germany, it would strike a serious blow to efforts at easing tensions and improving ties between the European Union and Turkey.

Important value additions

Kastellorizo or Castellorizo

  • Officially known as Megisti.
  • It is a Greek island.
  • It is a municipality of the Dodecanese in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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