Turkey declares Egypt-Greece maritime deal ‘null and void’

Turkey has rejected an agreement made on Thursday between Egypt and Greece, which designates an area of the eastern Mediterranean sea containing promising oil and gas reserves as an exclusive economic zone.

Turkey’s foreign affairs ministry said in a statement that there was no mutual sea border between Greece and Egypt, making the treaty “null and void”.

“A maritime boundary between Greece and Egypt does not exist,” the ministry said. “With respect to Turkey, the so-called maritime delimitation agreement signed today is null and void. This understanding will reflect on the ground and at the table.

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