Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The Maritime Boundaries and the Breadth of Territorial Waters in the Aegean as well as the Aegean Continental Shelf disputes concern the Aegean Seas two coastal states: Turkey and Greece. Turkey perceives each as a genuine issue requiring examination and resolution.  Greece’s position has been that the only legitimate dispute that needs to be settled between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean is the delimitation of the Aegean continental shelf. This paper demonstrates that by virtue of the existence of legitimate arguments in Turkey’s favor regarding each issue, all of the issues ought to be settled.  A favored method of settlement would be bilateral negotiations resulting in a durable, nonjudical, multidisciplinary solution.

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