Izmir, Turkey – In a Navtex broadcast from the Izmir station, Turkey announced that the island of Lemnos had violated its informal military status established by the Treaty of Lausanne.

The Eastern Mediterranean tensions between Turkey and Greece continue to be hotly contested.

Turkey and Greece are ready to start exploratory talks at the summit, where developments in the Eastern Mediterranean are also evaluated.

Important steps are expected at the summit of EU leaders on 24-25 September, while Turkey has released another Navtex. In the Navtex published for the island of Lemnos, the Lausanne peace treaty was emphasized.

In the second Lausanne message after Greece’s arming of Chios, the following statements were used:

“The informal military status of the island of Lemnos, established by the Treaty of Lausanne of 1923, has been violated.”