The German publication, however, makes a clear mistake: Franco-Turkish hostility did not unleash “at the gates of the European Union”, but exploded within the European Union because it was Turkish ships that violated the maritime space of Greece.
Of course, we expected the Turks to receive support from their German allies, which is exactly why the German newspaper would describe events within the sovereignty of Greece, a member of the European Union, as on the point of asking a question of dispute about who has sovereignty over maritime space.
For the German newspaper, the hostilities of Turkey against Greece and its allies, in particular France, are “less a question of gas” because “the deposits are under the seabed, [where] there are no pipelines for transportation and commercial operation may not be profitable at all. ”
“It’s more about who has the mandate in the Eastern Mediterranean – and how one reacts to Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman ambitions,” said Die Welt, adding that “gas reserves are the fuel of this conflict. “And nationalism is the match.”