The Turkish authorities refused to recognize the agreement on the demarcation of the maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean, which was signed on August 6 by the foreign ministers of Egypt and Greece. According to Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, the signed document is within the framework of international law and solves a long-standing problem. At the same time, Athens does not hide that their agreement with Cairo was a response to the actions of Tripoli and Ankara.
So, last year, Turkey signed an agreement with the Government of National Accord of Libya, according to which the Turkish-Libyan line of demarcation practically reached Cyprus, leaving part of the Greek islands without their own economic zone.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry noted that the country does not recognize the new agreement on the demarcation of the maritime borders, since the territory specified there is the Turkish continental shelf.
“Turkey will not allow any activity in this region and will continue to resolutely defend its legal rights and interests, as well as the interests of Turkish Cypriots in the Eastern Mediterranean,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said.