Gas Finds Trigger a Standoff in the Mediterranean Between an Isolated Turkey and Rivals

The contest over newfound gasoline riches in the Eastern Mediterranean has induced a slew of rival maritime promises, pushing the region’s major powers—all of them America’s partners or allies—toward open up confrontation.

On one particular side is a budding alliance of Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Egypt that gains from the current finds. On a different is the Eastern Mediterranean’s major financial state, Turkey, which is more and more flexing its military muscles as it seeks to crack its regional isolation.