The Greek government has obtained a copy of the Turkey-Libya Memorandum of Understanding, which is already being scrutinized by the relevant teams of experts.
Athens has made it clear that it considers it legally void. Reports indicate that the first reading of the memorandum is contrary to the provisions of International Maritime Law. The text provides for the co-exploitation of marine resources, while a boundary line of 18.5 miles is defined, 45 miles east of Crete.
According to diplomatic sources, the Foreign Ministry did not obtain the copy through Libyan or Turkish sources, but the Greek government staff was familiar with the text, before it was published on the Turkish National Assembly’s official website.
The European Commission, the French President, Emmanuel Macron, the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the European United Left, have expressed their disapproval in different ways, of Turkey’s actions as well as their support for the sovereign rights of Greece and Cyprus.