Analysis: The Legal Aspects of the Eastern Mediterranean Question

This analysis deals with the Turkish-Greek tensions with regard to natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Sea of Islands and contributes to the clarification of international law.

This analysis deals with the Turkish-Greek tensions with regard to natural resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Sea of Islands and contributes to the clarification of international law. It is argued that the first step towards dispute settlement is the recognition of the existence of all legal problems by Greece. Halting the abuse of international law is the second step. Only through taking those two steps can a constructive and peaceful settlement can be achieved. The analysis concludes that the dispute might be tackled through bilateral negotiations between Turkey and Greece.

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