New Turkish Navtex for exercises south of Kastellorizo
With the situation in the wider region remaining tense with the concentration of a large number of naval forces, Turkey has made a new commitment to an area south of Kastellorizo for military exercises and more specifically to test missiles, as announced.
The area according to the Turkish Navtex is closed from 06:00 on the morning of August 18 until 15:00. During this time, according to Navtex, the Turks intend to test-fire missiles. The occupied area is close to the area that Turkey has announced it will conduct illegal searches within the Greek continental shelf.
The new Navtex
TURNHOS N / W: 0982/20 (Antalya NAVTEX Station) (Published Date: 23-07-2020 15:13)
TURNHOS N / W: 0982/20
1. NAVY ROCKET TEST FIRINGS, ON 18 AUG 20 FROM 0600Z TO 1500Z WILL TAKE PLACE IN AREA BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES:
35 37.00 N - 030 00.00 E
35 37.00 N - 030 31.00 E
35 16.00 N - 030 31.00 E
35 16.00 N - 030 00.00 E
THIS AREA IS VERY DANGEROUS TO NAVIGATION.
2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 181600Z AUG 20.