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Turkey’s MoD: “We won;t allow Greece to extend territorial waters beyond 6 n.m.”

Turkey will never allow Greece to extend its territorial waters beyond six nautical miles, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said Monday, as he urged Athens to “keep away from trouble.” During a visit to Turkish Naval Forces Command, Akar said Turkey has a duty to defends its interests and rights in …

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Turkey warns Greece of “serious consequences” if it extends territorial waters

Ibrahim Kalin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman and chief foreign policy adviser, has warned of “serious consequences” for Greece if it extends its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles around Crete. “Turkey will not accept any extension, even by a single mile,” Kalin told NTV television late Tuesday, adding …

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Turkey directly threatens Greece with war

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu directly threatened Greece with war if it proceeds with the extension of its territorial waters south and west of the island of Crete. Prompt was the reaction of Greece with ruling New Democracy MEPs to urge the European Commission to take measures against Turkey’s aggressiveness. …

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Greece to extend its territorial waters 12 miles south of Crete

Greece’s government plans to extend its territorial waters to 12 nautical miles to the south and west of the island of Crete in March, local media reported on Sunday. The extension is in the context of hydrocarbon research and the government has reportedly already informed the European Union and the …

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Turkey’s FM warns Greece over territorial waters extension in the Aegean

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday warned Greece against extending its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea. Ankara “will not accept a fait accompli that has kept Turkey trapped in its coastline,” he stressed. “We will not allow [Greece] to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean by a …

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Greece reserves right to extend sea border around Crete, other parts, says PM Mitsotakis

Greece reserves the right to extent its sea borders around Crete, in other parts of its territory in addition to the Ionian Sea, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday. It is the first time since 1947 that Greece will be expanding its national sovereign territory, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis …

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Parliament Committee approves extension of territorial waters in Ionian Sea

The Committee on National Defense and Foreign Affairs in Parliament approved the draft bill extending the Greek territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles. The approval in principle came from all parties except the Communist Party, which voted “present”. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias who was present at …

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Presidential Decree on extension of territorial waters in Ionian Sea in force

The Presidential Decree on the closure of the bays and the marking of straight baselines in the Ionian Sea region and the Ionian Islands up to Cape Tainaro in the Peloponnese came into force on Sunday after it was published in the official gazette. The publishing is one more step …

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Athens tells US State Dept: Greek territorial waters ‘cannot be disputed’

The limits of Greece’s territorial waters, as well as the maritime borders between Greece and Turkey, have been clearly defined for years on the basis of conventional and customary international law and “cannot be disputed”, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. The comment came after a US State Department report to …

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“Red line is 12 nautical miles,” says Greek PM Mitsotakis

Greece is defending its national sovereignty and sovereign rights, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said stressing that the “red line” for the maritime activity of Turkish vessel in the Aegean Sea was the 12 nautical miles. A day earlier, his state minister Giorgos Gerapetritis shocked the country when he said on …

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“Greece extends its territorial waters to 12 miles,” says PM Mitsotakis

“Greece is growing. We are expanding the territorial waters in the Ionian Sea from 6 to 12 nautical miles,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis revealed on Wednesday. He announced this historic decision during the plenary debate for the ratification of the maritime agreements with Italy and Egypt. With the phrase “nothing …

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PM Rama: “Albanian & Greece are in talks over potential border change” to expansion of territorial waters in Ionian Sea”

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested that Greece and Albania are in talks over potential border change. Speaking during an interview with Albania’s Vizion Plus TV on Thursday, Rama appeared to suggest Athens and Tirana are in talks over potential border changes. The comment was made in the context of …

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Tsipras seeks broader political consent to extension of Greece’s territorial waters

Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Alexis Tsipras is seeking broader political consent on the extension of Greece’s territorial waters from currently 6 to 12 miles from the coastline. In this sense, he decided to skip the option of Presidential decrees and seek approval of the Parliament. According to original plans, …

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Turkey summons Greek Ambassador over “territorial waters extension”

With four days delay, Turkey told Greece that it will not allow extension of territorial waters to 12 miles without Ankara’s consent. And this although Athens does not plan to extend its sovereignty in the Aegean Sea but in the Ionian Sea and south Peloponnese. The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned …

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