Turkey builds a tower to monitor waters around the Kardak islets

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Tension around the Kardak/Imia islets has been high between Turkey and Greece since the NATO allies came to the brink of war over them more than 20 years ago.

More than two decades on, relations between Ankara and Athens remain strained over the Kardak islets.
More than two decades on, relations between Ankara and Athens remain strained over the Kardak islets.

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Turkey is building a watchtower on an island off the city of Bodrum to monitor waters around two small uninhabited islands in the Aegean sea.

More than twenty years ago the NATO allies deployed their navies to the area, and threatened to go to war over the islets, known as Kardak in Turkish and Imia in Greek. 

Tensions have remained high ever since, and now the rhetoric is heating up again.

TRT World’s Melinda Nucifora reports.

Source: TRT World



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