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Territorial waters, hydrocarbon research cause friction between Athens and Ankara
Kotzias territorial waters comment not expected to spark change of approach in Athens
Athens was expecting a strong reaction from Ankara to the announcement made on Saturday by former Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias about the government’s plans to extend Greece’s territorial waters in the Ionian Sea and some parts of the Aegean to 12 nautical miles from the current six.
It was no surprise, therefore that Turkey’s Foreign Minister responded in an absolute manner. Turkey says that Greece has no right to make unilateral decisions in the Aegean and that this would be deemed a cause for war (casus belli) as has been the cas...
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