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.
- Angelos M. Syrigos *
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?
Territorial waters (also…