Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic stressed the insignificance of the statements issued by Greece and the European Union regarding the memorandum of understanding in the field of hydrocarbon resources between Turkey and Libya for Ankara.
Bilgic made it clear in a statement on Tuesday that objecting to this agreement between two sovereign states contradicts international law and the basic principles of the United Nations.
He added, “Greece’s efforts, which is trying to usurp the legitimate rights of Turkey and Libya as well by claiming licensed marine areas, will not yield any results.”
He pointed out that “the European Union’s support for Greece’s extremist demands and its position that avoids honest dialogue and obstructs the means to resort to international justice is inconsistent with its own laws and international law.”
Bilgic called on the member states of the European Union not to exceed their borders and powers and to respect the sovereignty and equality of states in accordance with international law and the principles of the United Nations.
Yesterday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding between his country and Libya in the field of hydrocarbon resources (oil and natural gas).