The historical basis of the Turkish protest:
According to the 1947 Treaty of Paris, Italy assigned Rhodes to Greece on the condition of the zone’s demilitarisation, which, consequently bans any kind of military action. That is, the present military exercise clearly violates International Law.
Through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey protests against the ongoing military exercise between Greece and Egypt, which takes place in (the maritime region and on) Rhodes island, SE Aegean Sea. Ankara speaks of a demilitarised zone and based on international treaties says it is a maritime region where even military exercises are prohibited.
The relevant Turkish official announcement reads: “According to information we received from our military authorities, Greece and Egypt will hold an amphibious offensive exercise in Rhodes from October 30 until November 4.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Rhodes, South Aegean, Greece
Greece (GR) is estimated to have a population of 10.9 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.2 million.