This week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan`s communications director, Fahrettin Altun, tweeted that the military agreement would “improve the security of the Libyan people.” However, details of the memorandums signed on Wednesday have yet to be published. The signed agreement put a brake on Greece`s illegal maritime policy. Greece then deported the Libyan ambassador as a persona non grata and the Greek Foreign Minister went to Libya to meet with the putschist, General Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to gain authoritarian control of all Libya and is therefore not recognized by the UN N. There are no such in-depth agreements between the coastal states of the eastern Mediterranean. The Greek Cypriot administration of southern Cyprus considers itself the sole authority on the island, while Greece, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Israel have declared all EEZs of the eastern Mediterranean. It is important to note, however, that the DEEE agreements between the EU and the Greek Cypriot duo and the us-backed coastal states have no legitimacy because of the illegality of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum – which violates the rights protected by international law of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) -. Technically, “maritime zones” are unilateral declarations of contiguous areas, EEZ borders or territorial coastal states within maritime areas that are not linked to other neighbouring states. On the other hand, “maritime borders” are in line with the restrictions imposed by an agreement to determine the relevant borders between states in the event of marine overlapping or multiple claims to the territory. In this regard, no direct neighbourhood is necessary for the delimitation of the sea. The question of Greek criticism is why south Cyprus` ally and favourite struck such an agreement with Egypt in 2003, when the neighbourhood criterion was crucial. The distance between southern Cyprus and Egypt is not much greater than that between Turkey and Libya.
However, the agreement will not now allow Turkey to be excluded from the EastMed project and the East Med Gas Forum, as a joint organisation, which aims to strengthen regional energy cooperation without Turkey. “This agreement allows Egypt and Greece to maximize their benefits from the resources available in this exclusive economic zone, namely promising oil and gas reserves,” Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said after Thursday`s brief signing ceremony in Cairo. Turkey`s main opposition party, the CHP, backed the deal, but Haluk Koc, a senior CHP lawmaker, said Turkey was at political risk because of the “fragile” saracen situation in Libya. “If Turkey can sign formal agreements with the internationally recognized government, it will be able to guarantee a share of Libyan oil,” he said. In particular, it is found that Turkey and Libya do not have common waters or, at the very least, are not neighbouring states and that an agreement is therefore ineffective. Criticism comes mainly from Greece and its regional allies on energy policy and security, Cyprus and Israel, but also from the European Union. It is open to any country to conclude bilateral and multilateral agreements, provided that their scope does not undermine or, at the very least, violate the international and national law of third states.