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Ionian expansion raises questions about Aegean as Athens talks with Tirana
The decision to extend Greece’s territorial waters along its western coastline in the Ionian Sea from six nautical miles to 12, as announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Parliament on Wednesday, can be seen as a landmark for Greek foreign policy.
Until now, Greek governments had not opted for a so-called “partial” extension as it was felt that Turkey could have used this to strengthen its position that the Aegean Sea is a sea where there are “special conditions”.
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