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Factbox: Greece’s territorial waters and Turkey

Following his resignation from the post of foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias said that Greece was ready to extend its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles.

  • Angelos M. Syrigos *
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This came as surprise to Greece’s political parties and drew a strong reaction from Turkey, which claimed that any extension of Greece’s territorial waters in the Aegean would be considered a casus belli.

Here I would like to examine some of the most important questions related to a possible extension of Greek territorial waters.

  • What are territorial waters?

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