The Refutation of the Greek Claims by the Greeks

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) agreement was signed between Greece and Egypt to eliminate the agreement between Turkey and Libya. However, it is not possible. It is known that Turkey and Libya have adjacent costs. This agreement which was signed between Greece and Egypt for preventing the neighborhood between Turkey and Libya has no negative effect on the Turkey-Libyan EEZ agreement.




Also, islands less than 200 miles from the mainland do not produce an EEZ. In other words, they are included in the EEZ area of ​​the mainland, and they cannot form an EEZ on it. Greece forms a territorial waters border by drawing a straight line between the islands of Crete and Rhodes and determines the EEZ area according to this line as if there is no sea between the islands.  As a result, this is not acceptable in terms of Turkey’s maritime rights and interests. It is contrary to international maritime law and it is the violation of the law. Therefore, the Greece – Egypt Agreement on the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas is invalid. With this agreement, Greece deceived Egypt by using its diplomatic cunning.



Greece has compromised from the claims it has claimed so far, at the expense of agreeing with Egypt. It has given up 50% of its EEC for the islands of Rhodes and Crete. This situation essentially means the collapse of the Greek claims since Greece has refuted the claims that the islands are the maritime jurisdiction as much as the mainland.



Moreover, Egypt did not accept the Greek thesis that Meis was the exclusive economic region or continental shelf, and did not accept Meis as the addressee shore in restriction.  This is the collapse of Greek claims.



To summarize in a single sentence, Greece no longer has a thesis to defend in the Eastern Mediterranean.


*Greece has compromised the area marked in purple here.