Athens repeats warning about Turkish letter to UN on maritime deal

Athens on Wednesday reacted strongly to the submission last week to the United Nations by Turkey's permanent representative to the UN, Feridun Sinirlioglu, of a letter that contained geographical coordinates based on the contentious maritime boundaries accord signed between Ankara and Libya's Tripoli-based government in November, ignoring the existence of Greek islands.

The Greek Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that, "once again, on the false pretense of acting in the name of peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, with groundless arguments, Turkey persists in violating international legality and destabilizing the region."

It said that Turkey is "building its illegal house of cards" and that Greece "demands respect for the sovereign right of islands to a continental shelf and EEZ (exclusive economic zone), underscoring that illegal and null-and-void...

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