continental shelf

Are Greece-Turkey Talks Doomed to Fail?

The Greece-Turkey talks are more likely than not to fail, analysts say, as the two sides prepare for recommencing negotiations on January 25, after a  five-year hiatus. The exploratory talks between the neighboring countries will take place in Istanbul, as...

Greece Protests New Illegal Turkish NAVTEX for Seismic Search Atop its Continental Shelf

In less than 48 hours after the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and the Greek island of Samos, Ankara issued a new illegal NAVTEX for seismic search inside the Greek continental shelf. The words of friendship and good neighborly relations...

Greece to Turkey: Agreement on Aegean or International Court of Justice

  Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday sent an indirect message to Turkey saying that either the two countries will come to an agreement on territorial waters and exclusive economic zones, or he will take the issue to the...

Turkey Releases Maps Challenging Greek Sovereignty

The Turkish Government Gazette has presented a map of the 24 Eastern Aegean seabed areas which Turkey has demarcated for oil and gas drilling in the most recent blatant challenge to Greek sovereignty. The new map completely disregards the continental...

Turkish Defense Minister Again Threatens Greece and Cyprus

In statements made on Friday, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar continued his recent string of threatening rhetoric directed towards Greece and Cyprus, this time stating that Ankara will not accept a "fait accompli." Speaking at Turkey's National Assembly during a...

Turkey Searches for Oil on Greek Continental Shelf

Tension amidst countries of the Eastern Mediterranean seems to further escalate after Turkey’s diversion tactic of proceeding with the drilling of possible exploitable oil reserves in the maritime area south of the island of Kastelorizo. Yesterday afternoon, the Turkish government...