Image default
GREEK NEWS

Diplomats Say New Turkish-Libyan Agreement Contrary to International Law

Greek diplomatic sources on Thursday said that Greek authorities have finally obtained the text of the memorandum of understanding on maritime zones recently signed by Turkey and Libya.

The same sources said that this text was not provided to Greece by the Libyan side, a direct innuendo that someone from the Turkish side leaked it.

The Greek diplomats also declared that “The content of the memorandum is contrary to the provisions of the international law of the sea,” after they had read the accord.

Earlier on Thursday, Fuat Octay, the Vice President of the Turkish government, had said that the country’s parliament will vote on the new accord very soon.

The agreement is expected to reach Ankara’s Parliament as soon as today.

The copy obtained by Greece shows a map along with a series of latitudinal and longitudinal lines, between which Turkey and the government of Libya claim to be their shared maritime borders.

These lines are extremely close to the Greek islands of Crete, Karpathos and Rhodes.

Up to this moment, not one nation on the international stage has shown the slightest approval of the Turkish-Libyan deal, with the US, the EU, Russia and Israel having already expressed their disagreement with the scheme.

Related posts

Greek PM Raises Cyprus Impasse and Climate Change in Meeting with UN Chief

money

Largest Wind Farm in Greece Opens on Evia Island

money

Fresh Accusations Emerge Against Ex-Minister Papangelopoulos in Novartis Case

money

EU Commission Predicts 2.3% Growth for Greece in 2020

money

Can Greece Expect US Support in the Face of Turkish Expansionism?

money

Large Fire Breaks Out in Lagonissi, Homes Evacuated

money