Ankara reiterated a 1995 parliamentary decision that authorises military action to safeguard Turkish interests if Athens increases its territorial waters in the Aegean beyond six nautical miles.
Türkiye's National Defence Ministry says Greek planes tried to block a NATO training mission in international airspace over the Aegean Sea.
The dominant view amongst regional experts is that Greece’s military tactics in the contested islands are an attempt to alter the regional balance and start a new conflict with its neighbour Türkiye.
Türkiye's National Security Council urges actors encouraging Greece to arm Aegean islands with non-military status to exercise common sense.
Türkiye summons the Greek ambassador to Ankara and called for an end to violations on Aegean islands and restoring their non-military status, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Greek landing ships were seen carrying military vehicles donated by the US to the islands of Midilli and Sisam, which have non-military status.
The US and its Western allies continue to hold Greece in warm embrace despite Athens playing a destabilising role in NATO.
Experts believe Greece's increasing violations of Turkish airspace is part of an agenda encouraged by the West to corner Türkiye for taking an independent foreign policy.
A growing cause of concern is the arming of the Eastern Aegean Islands, which had been ceded to Greece on the condition of maintaining their demilitarised status.
"Despite numerous irresponsible moves taken by Greece against Ankara, Türkiye is dedicated to finding solutions through diplomacy and dialogue,” said Türkiye's communications chief Fahrettin Altun.
Athens continues to deploy military elements on Eastern Aegean islands in violation of international law on their non-military status.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated that Türkiye will not relinquish its rights in the Aegean Sea and warned Athens to refrain from “dreams and actions that will result in regret just as it was a century ago.”
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