National Defense Min. chairs Defense Council meeting with armed forces leaders

The Defense Council is meeting currently, Tuesday evening, at the National Defense Ministry under the leadership of Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, ministry sources said.

Deputy Minister Alkiviadis Stefanis and the armed forces leaders are attending as well.

The council is meeting to assess the situation in the region, evaluate available information and review tactical issues and future actions over Turkish provocations.

Meanwhile, the Turkish research vessel ‘Oruc Reis’ changed direction on Tuesday night and is sailing in a southeasterly direction at this time, within the Greek continental shelf area, according to information.

The vessel is accompanied by auxiliary ones of the Turkish navy, while the Greek armed forces are observing their movements.