Greece to extend territorial waters amid Turkey tensions

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    Greece is preparing to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles (22.2km) from its western shores. It is an apparent show of strength as it prepares to resume talks with Turkey on agreeing to the limits of their continental shelves.

    As Al Jazeera’s John Psaropoulos reports from Athens, the two issues are closely related.

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