Turkey Libya Agreement Eez

Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission, said that the agreement signed by Turkey and Libya is a violation of third countries and does not comply with the law of the sea. [13] The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, wanted to create a diplomatic movement to annihilate the agreement between Libya and Turkey. He also stated that this movement would not include any military options. [14] Greece challenged the UN and denounced the Libyan ambassador in response to the agreement, furious at a pact that bypasses the Greek island of Crete and violates its continental shelf. [15] The agreement “was registered with the Secretariat in accordance with Article 102 of the United Nations Charter,” the registration certificate said on Wednesday. On the other hand, Turkey has always expressed its objection to the order of the islands in accordance with Article 1, point b), the notes of the Geneva Continental Union and Article 121, paragraph 2, of UNCLOS. There are more than 3,000 Greek islands in the Aegean sea and the eastern Mediterranean, some of which are a few nautical miles off the Turkish coast. If each of these islands had a sea sea and a continental shelf and aEZ, the Turkish coast would have almost no continental shelf or EEZ. In this context, Turkey voted unsuccessfully in favour of another island system at the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea (1973-1982). His opposition to Article 121, paragraph 2 of UNCLOS led him to vote against the adoption of the UNCLOS text in April 1982, one of only four states. Turkey also never signed UNCLOS and voted against the General Assembly resolutions on the law of the sea, which presented UNCLOS as a “universal and unified character” and “the only legal framework governing all activities in the seas and oceans”. Greece claimed that the Turkish position was contradictory, as Turkey had used “Turkish islands and rocks as a base for the construction of the so-called” “equulation line” between the Turkish and Libyan coasts in the MoU. However, this is not necessarily the case, as there is a difference between the assertion or assumption that the islands have their own continental shelf and the EEZ and the use of islands and rocks within 12 nm of the mainland as basis points for interpreting the equinox distance line between two continental coasts.