The EEZ Agreement Between Greece and Egypt
Vice Admiral (Ret.) Vassillis Martzoukos
Hellenic Institute of Strategic Studies
August 10, 2020
At the end of 2019, Turkey signed a maritime agreement with Libya. It was a signal that Ankara can block the East Mediterranean gas exploration. Since then, Turkey’s research and drilling vessels have been violating Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Turkey-Greece tensions intensified after Turkey sent the seismic research vessel south off the Greek island of Kastellorizo. In August, Greece and Egypt signed an EEZ agreement, based on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), recognizing the rights of islands to generate maritime zones, which caused an aggressive reaction from Turkey.
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European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC)