Defense Ministry: Apparent signs of de-escalation of tensions with Turkey in the Aegean, as Turkish vessels withdraw

Sources at the National Defense Ministry on Saturday said that the gradual withdrawal of Turkish ships away from waters near Greek-Turkish maritime borders indicates that there will be a de-escalation of tensions with Turkey.

However, the Navy’s fleet remains on alert, monitoring the movements of Turkish ships, sources added, as the illegal Turkish NAVTEX is still in effect.