Agreement Between Turkey And Libya

Turkey: Turkish Government communication of 4 October 2005 on the statement of the Greek Cypriot authorities on Turkey`s briefing note on Turkey`s objections to the agreement between the Greek Cypriot authorities and the Arab Republic of Egypt on the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone of 17 February 2003 in Libya (Maritime Newspaper Act 59) , the signing of the memorandum was echoed by various reactions: It was welcomed by supporters of the government of national unification, but was rejected by supporters of both Khalifa Haftar and the Tobruk-based Parliament. Ahmad Al Mismari, the official spokesman for Haftar`s forces, rejected the agreement and warned that “military force will be used to prevent any violation of Libyan sovereignty.” [11] Members of the Tobruk Parliament expressed similar sentiments, while President Aguila Saleh Issa sent a letter to the UN GENERAL SECRETARy, Antonio Guterres, in which they called the agreement “null and void”. Saleh called for the agreement to be ratified by the Tobruk parliament and “Libya and Turkey have no common maritime borders.” [12] Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission, said that the agreement signed by Turkey and Libya constitutes a violation of third countries and does not comply with the law of the sea. [13] The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, wanted to create a diplomatic movement to annihilate the agreement between Libya and Turkey. He also stated that this movement would not include any military options. [14] Greece challenged the UN and denounced the Libyan ambassador in response to the agreement, furious at a pact that bypasses the Greek island of Crete and violates its continental shelf. [15] “Any treaty and international agreement reached by a member of the United Nations after the entry into force of this Charter will be registered and made public by the Secretariat as soon as possible,” states article 102 A: Officially, the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of the National Agreement – the State of Libya on the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas in the Mediterranean (in Turkish) In: Turkiye Cumhuriyeti H-k-meti ile Libya Dev leti H-k-meti ArasĂ©nda Akdeniz`de Deniz Yetki AlanlarĂ©n. [23] Turkey is not a signatory to the 1982 UNITED Convention on Maritime Borders and does not recognize the Southern Republic of Cyprus and its agreements on an exclusive economic zone with Egypt, Lebanon and Israel. Last year, Turkey and the Tripoli-based Government of the National Agreement (GNA) reached a Memorandum of Understanding to demarcate their maritime borders. The agreement, which would allow them to claim large areas of the Mediterranean and potential energy resources, has been denounced by Greece, Cyprus and other nations.

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