Turkey sends letters to clarify its position on the settlement of existing problems with Athens in the Aegean Sea

Turkey sent letters to European countries and international organizations in order to clarify its position and point of view on solving the existing problems with Greece in the Aegean Sea.

To this end, letters were sent to 25 member states of the European Union, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, permanent members of the United Nations, its Secretary General António Guterres and the Secretary General. NATO.

Turkish diplomatic sources revealed that messages sent by Turkey in early September were signed by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and shed light on Greece’s “illegal actions and extremist demands.”

According to sources, the reports confirm the existence of a group of closely related and interrelated problems in the Aegean Sea, which relate to territorial waters and national airspace, the delimitation of the continental shelf and territorial waters, violations of the non-military status of the eastern islands of the Aegean Sea, islands and mountain ranges, the sovereignty of which has not been transferred to Greece in accordance with applicable international treaties, such domains as “SAR”, “FIR” and “NAVTEX”.

She pointed out that “Greece claims that its airspace area is 10 nautical miles, although the area of ​​its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea is 6 miles”, explaining that Greece is the only country in the world that has territorial water boundaries and airspace that does not identical and not recognized ahead of other countries.

She stressed that Turkey believes in the possibility of solving the Aegean problems within the framework of international law, with mutual recognition of the fundamental rights and legitimate interests of both countries.

Source: “Anatolia”

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