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Turkey Warns Greece on Extending Territorial Waters in the Aegean

Turkey warned Greece on Wednesday not to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean out to 12 nautical miles. Ankara's warning came after the Parliament in Athens voted overwhelmingly to ratify a bill extending Greek territorial waters in the Ionian...

Greece Signals Intent to Extend Territorial Waters in Crete

Greece reaffirmed on Wednesday its intention to extend the country's territorial waters to 12 nautical miles in Crete. Speaking in Parliament, during a debate on a bill delimitating maritime borders between Greece and Italy, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “Greece can obviously...

Greek Parliament to Vote on Extension of Territorial Waters in Ionian Sea

A bill to extend the territorial waters of Greece westwards was brought to the Greek Parliament on Friday. The bill is titled "To establish the width of the territorial zone in the marine area of the Ionian and the Ionian...

Greece Extends Territorial Waters Westwards

Greece territorial waters will be extended further in the Ionian Sea the Greek authorities announced on Sunday with the publication of the presidential decree on the closing of bays and drawing of straight baselines in the western maritime area. The...

Turkish Defense Minister Akar Accuses Greece of Multiple Violations Against Turkey

The Defense Minister of Turkey Hulusi Akar accused Greece of several violations against Turkey, according to a report from Greece's Kathimerini Daily on Saturday. Akar not only accused Athens of violating Turkey's airspace, but he also claimed that Greece violates...

Russia's Lavrov Defends Right to 12-Mile Extension on Territorial Waters, Calls for "Direct Dialogue"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who made an official visit to Greece on Monday, declared that every country has a right to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles, in agreement with Greece's stance on the issue. Before meeting...

"Greece is Growing" as it Extends Sovereignty to 12 Miles in the Ionian Sea

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday that the country will extend its territorial waters from 6 to 12 nautical miles in the Ionian Sea. Mitsotakis was speaking during a debate on Greece’s maritime boundaries agreements with Egypt and Italy....

Official Data Shows Turkey Violated Greek Territorial Waters 2,032 Times in 2019

The number of Turkish violations of Greece's territorial waters rose dramatically this year compared to 2018, according to official data released recently by the Hellenic (Greek) Defense General Staff (GEETHA). According to GEETHA's figures, the Turkish Navy and Turkish Coast Guard...