Ankara, Turkey – Turkey announcement that its maritime boundaries agreement with Libya had been registered by the UN Secretariat.
“The registration and publication of all kinds of agreements submitted by states to the UN Secretariat is a formal and technical procedure.”
The Turkey-Libya memorandum is a “legal maritime boundaries agreement”
Turkey and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) signed the maritime agreement, as well as a military cooperation deal, on 27 November 2019.
“Our versatile relations based on 500 years of common history with Libya and our training, support and consultancy support to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord will continue,” Turkey’s Defense Ministry tweeted.
Greece planned to confine Turkey to an area of about 41 thousand square kilometers in the Mediterranean Sea. Under the agreement with Libya, the boundaries of the exclusive economic zone were drawn.
The plans of Turkey, Greece and the Greek Administration of Southern Cyprus (GCA) to incarcerate 41 thousand square meters in the Mediterranean were thwarted by agreements with the legitimate Government of National Reconciliation (GNA) recognized by the United Nations in Libya.
Turkey signed a “memorandum of Understanding on security and military cooperation” with its maritime neighbor Libya on 27 November 2019 and a “memorandum of understanding on the limitation of maritime jurisdictions”.
This step disrupted the plans of Greece and the GCA.
In the agreements, the rights of both countries in the Eastern Mediterranean arising from international law were underlined, and maritime jurisdiction was determined within the framework of international law.
In the text of the memorandum, the coordinates of the continental shelf and the borders of the economic zone were also determined individually.
This step by Turkey has disrupted the game in the Mediterranean.
Turkey, thanks to this agreement, the borders of the new Continental Shelf-exclusive economic zone were drawn in the Mediterranean. The region consists of an area of 189 thousand kilometers.