Tensions between Turkey and Greece

Tensions are ratcheting up between Turkey and Greece once again, over two Aegean islands near the Turkish coast.

Ankara is accusing Athens of ignoring the non-military status of the two islands of Lesbos and Samos. But a quick history check shows that Greece and Turkey, which are both part of the US-led NATO alliance, have feuded for years over maritime borders and energy exploration rights in the Aegean and east Mediterranean seas.


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