Greek official: Athens accepted to reduce its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea

Greek official: Athens accepted to reduce its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea  The former Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Christos Rosakis said that his country had retreated from expanding its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea, and accepted its reduction from 12 to 10 miles, explaining that Greece had done everything it could during its consultative talks with Turkey.  A former Greek official said Saturday that his country has backed away from expanding its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea, and accepted its reduction from 12 to 10 miles.  In his interview with a local radio station, former Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Christos Rosakis touched on the course of dialogue between Greece and Turkey.  Rosakis added that Greece gave up the idea of ​​expanding its territorial waters to 12 miles, and accepted the 10-mile formula.  He explained that Greece did everything it could during its consultative talks with Turkey, saying, "Greece made every effort to revive the dialogue with Turkey."  He noted that the Greek side presented constructive proposals to Turkey during the consultative talks, including reducing the territorial waters to 10 miles.  In a television interview in late August, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, "Greece's expansion of its territorial waters 12 miles in the Ionian Sea does not concern us, but in the Aegean Sea it cannot do that, this would be a cause for war."  It is noteworthy that Turkey and Greece are holding exploratory talks, later called advisory, to discuss the outstanding problems between the two countries in the Aegean Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and the island of Cyprus.

Greek official: Athens accepted to reduce its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea


The former Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Christos Rosakis said that his country had retreated from expanding its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea, and accepted its reduction from 12 to 10 miles, explaining that Greece had done everything it could during its consultative talks with Turkey.

A former Greek official said Saturday that his country has backed away from expanding its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea, and accepted its reduction from 12 to 10 miles.

In his interview with a local radio station, former Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Christos Rosakis touched on the course of dialogue between Greece and Turkey.

Rosakis added that Greece gave up the idea of ​​expanding its territorial waters to 12 miles, and accepted the 10-mile formula.

He explained that Greece did everything it could during its consultative talks with Turkey, saying, "Greece made every effort to revive the dialogue with Turkey."

He noted that the Greek side presented constructive proposals to Turkey during the consultative talks, including reducing the territorial waters to 10 miles.

In a television interview in late August, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, "Greece's expansion of its territorial waters 12 miles in the Ionian Sea does not concern us, but in the Aegean Sea it cannot do that, this would be a cause for war."

It is noteworthy that Turkey and Greece are holding exploratory talks, later called advisory, to discuss the outstanding problems between the two countries in the Aegean Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and the island of Cyprus.
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