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Turkey Resumes Mediterranean Survey Amid Tension With Greece

The Oruc Reis research vessel in the Mediterranean Sea in Sept.
The Oruc Reis research vessel in the Mediterranean Sea in Sept.Photographer: Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo
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A Turkish survey ship returned to the contested waters of the eastern Mediterranean on Monday as deepening frictions with Greece challenge international efforts to defuse the showdown there.

The Oruc Reis will carry out seismic studies in an area between the Greek islands of Kastellorizo and Rhodes through Oct. 22, according to a Turkish navy website. Ankara had recalled the ship last month to allow a chance for dialogue with Greece over territorial disputes, while warning it would return it in the absence of progress.