Just three days before the resumption of exploratory
contacts between Athens and Ankara, Turkish Foreign
Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reminded Greece yesterday
that in the event it extends its territorial waters
in the Aegean it will be a cause for war, or casus
Speaking to Turkish journalists at the end of his
two-day visit to Brussels, Cavusoglu said that
"Turkey’s position on the issue of the Aegean has
"The decision taken by the Turkish parliament has
not changed," he said, referring to the 1995
declaration by the House that if Greece extends its
territorial water to12 nautical miles, as it
reserves the right to do so under international law,
this would constitute a casus belli.
There are fears an outbreak of Queensland fruit fly
in South Australia could be devastating for the
horticulture industry, with some growers unable to
move stone fruit during their harvest period.
According to the ABC Riverland, Fruit fly larvae
were found in a backyard apricot tree in Renmark
West on Tuesday, leading to Primary Industries
Minister David Basham declaring an outbreak.