Factbox: Greece’s territorial waters and Turkey

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Following his resignation from the post of foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias said that Greece was ready to extend its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea to 12 nautical miles.

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This came as surprise to Greece’s political parties and drew a strong reaction from Turkey, which claimed that any extension of Greece’s territorial waters in the Aegean would be considered a casus belli.

Here I would like to examine some of the most important questions related to a possible extension of Greek territorial waters.

  • What are territorial waters?

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