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Greece rejects Ankara’s allegations "Anti-Turkish" plans

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ATHENS, January 7 – Commenting on the statements of the Turkish officials, diplomatic sources told the Athens News Agency that Greece is strengthening security in the region, not trying to impose a fait accompli and defending its sovereignty and sovereign rights.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Greece should abandon “anti-Turkish” plans in the Aegean Sea, and indicated that Ankara had no goal of “hitting Athens” with missiles.
Diplomatic sources told (Amna) news agency: “Greece strengthens security and stability in the region by pursuing a foreign policy based on international law and the law of the sea, with full respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter.”

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“Greece has never tried and is not trying to impose a fait accompli. On the contrary, it condemns all forms of expansion and distortion, and in the context of good-neighborly relations, it solves outstanding issues with its neighbors such as Italy and Egypt, through the strict application of international law and international law,” the diplomatic sources added. Al-Bahar .. We continue to defend our sovereignty and our sovereign rights.
Greece says it has the right to expand territorial waters from 6 miles to 12 miles under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Earlier, the Turkish foreign and defense ministers said that if Greece expands its territorial waters in the Aegean Sea to 12 miles, it will face consequences. Turkey says it will consider this a reason for war. On this occasion, the Turkish parliament took a decision in 1995. Turkey believes that by expanding its territorial waters, Greece will practically block Ankara’s access to international waters.

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