Turkey-Libya maritime agreement no threat to other states: Akar
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that maritime agreement signed between Turkey and Libya is neither a threat nor a breach of the rights or the law of other countries.
Speaking at the Land Forces Command in the capital Ankara, Akar stressed that Turkey-Libya maritime agreement is neither a threat nor a breach of the rights or the law of other countries.
On 28 November, President Erdoğan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Istanbul with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord of Libya. Feyyad al-Sarraj, to demarcate maritime zones in the Eastern Mediterranean on an area between Turkey and Libya, as part of Turkey's notion of Blue Homeland.
This agreement drew condemnation by both Greece and the international community, including the European union,USA, Russia, Egypt, France, Israel, Arap League and the Libyan opposition, led by the Libyan House of Representative and Khalifa Hafter, the head of the so-called Libyan National Army, as a violation of the International Law of the Sea and the Skhirat Agreement.