EEZ

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, Egypt Maritime Deal Posted by UN

The agreement on the partial demarcation of maritime boundaries between Greece and Egypt was posted on the website for the United Nation’s Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea on Thursday. The deal, signed on August 6,...

Turkey Reacts to Greek-Egyptian Maritime Deal

Turkey has reacted strongly to the maritime zone agreement signed between Greece and Egypt on Thursday, saying it violates the continental shelf of Turkey and Libya, and thereby  is "null and void." The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the...

Greece and Egypt Sign Agreement on Exclusive Economic Zones

Greece and Egypt signed an agreement regarding their exclusive economic zones on Thursday, according to the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry. From this point onward, there will be an exclusive economic zone, or EEZ, between the two Mediterranean countries, according...

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...

Greece Says Nation Will Defend its Sovereign Rights

"Greece is acting with confidence, certainty and absolute readiness," government spokesperson Stelios Petsas said on Thursday during a briefing for political editors, in a clear reference to Ankara's recent moves in the Mediterranean. Petsas noted that Tuesday's NAVTEX by Turkey...

Macron calls for Sanctions on EEZ Violators in Mediterranean

  Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday for talks which included discussions on Turkey's current provocations as well as issues involving Mediterranean security in general. In statements on Thursday, as reported by the Reuters news...

Greek Opposition Leader Tsipras Calls for Clarification on Turkish Threat

  Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday, main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras called on Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to officially brief the Greek nation and the political party leaders on the latest developments concerning Turkey, while accusing him of acting...

USA Urges Turkey To Halt Operations in the East Med

The U.S. State Department has urged Turkey on Tuesday to halt any plans for operations in the Eastern Mediterranean and to avoid steps that raise tensions in the region. A spokesperson issued a statement saying that the "United States is...

EU Foreign Ministers Condemn Turkey’s Hagia Sophia Decision

The European Union's foreign affairs leader Josep Borrell stated that the EU flatly "condemned the Turkish decision to convert such an emblematic monument as the Hagia Sophia," after Monday's meeting of all 27 foreign ministers of the nations belonging...