TURKEY: THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND CONFLICTING EXPLORATION OF NATURAL GAS RESERVES

A briefing paper from the EU Parliament Research Service on 4 September says that since the discovery of offshore natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean in the early 2000s, Turkey has challenged its neighbours with regard to international law and the delimitation of their exclusive economic zones (EEZ), and destabilised the whole region through its illegal drilling and military interventions.  Tensions in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Mediterranean have not been conducive to good neighbourly relations.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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