Turkey and Libya, conveying their dissatisfaction with the United Nations regarding the agreements on the demarcation of hydrocarbon and maritime jurisdiction, called on Greece to “respect the sovereign decisions of the two neighboring countries.”
Turkey And the Libyaat the United Nations (United nationsHe called on Greece to “end its false accusations, hostile rhetoric and actions that escalate tensions, and respect the sovereign decisions of the two neighboring countries.”
Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Feridun Sinirlioglu and Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations Taher El-Sunni responded with a joint letter to Greece.
In the letter sent by the AA reporter to the UN Secretariat, it was indicated that Greece was trying to “undermine” the legitimacy of the Libyan government with “unfounded allegations and arguments”.
The letter stated that the Libyan national unity government, contrary to the claims of Greece, has the authority to conclude and terminate international agreements, and that its laws authorize the government to conclude agreements with other countries.
GreeceIn the speech that draws attention to the allegations that the agreement signed by Libya and Turkey in the field of hydrocarbons contradicts the political process under the auspices of the United Nations, there is no legal basis, but on the contrary, the road map that will lead to a political process. The solution in Libya gives the government full authority in the preparation process that will lead to the elections, and it has been emphasized that the authority, at home and abroad, undoubtedly belongs to the Libyan National Unity Government.
In the letter, Greece cooperates with the Libyan government to many countries, including the European Union, energyIt was emphasized that Turkey willfully ignores the agreements it has concluded in the fields of infrastructure and economy, and that no country, including Greece, can interfere with the agreements that sovereign states have concluded with each other.
It is indicated in the letter that the agreement between Turkey and Libya regarding the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas, signed on November 27, 2019, was registered in accordance with Article 102 of the United Nations Convention and a just solution based on international law was reached. It states that the claims of Greece that the aforementioned agreement violated its sovereign rights cannot be accepted.
It was also indicated in the letter that after the agreement between Turkey and Libya regarding the delimitation of the areas of maritime jurisdiction, the similar agreement between Greece and Egypt in the aforementioned area is “null and void.”
in the region of Greece in maritime jurisdictions In the letter, which states that it ignores the sovereign rights of Turkey and Libya with its expansionist demands and interprets maritime law and international law as it wishes, “Greece ignores the principle of equality in the demarcation of maritime powers and regardless of its location, size, presence of settlement and sustainability of economic life. It behaves like an archipelago state that violates the law.” By claiming that maritime jurisdiction should be granted to islands, islets, and rocks.” It has been said.
In the letter, which states that the agreements signed between Turkey and Libya regarding the demarcation of oil and gas borders and maritime authorities do not violate international law nor Greece’s sovereign rights, the letter indicates that Greece is trying to “discredit” Libya and Turkey’s efforts to promote dialogue. In the Mediterranean at the United Nations.
Turkey and Libya called on Greece to “end its false accusations, hostile rhetoric and measures that escalate tensions, and respect the sovereign decisions of the two neighboring countries.”
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