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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that France should refrain from taking measures that exacerbate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, where Ankara is embroiled in a dispute with Greece over the Turkish oil and gas exploration in disputed waters.Switzerland offered mediation in the row and Turkey agreed in principle, Cavusoglu said at a televised press conference with his Swiss counterpart in Bern, adding that Greece would get a response if that provoked the investigative vessel. Turkish Oruc Reis in the region.

The French army conducted training exercises with Greek forces in the region on Thursday, according to defense sources. [Reuters]

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