Turkey's Perception of the Aegean Sea

Turkey’s Perception of the Aegean Sea

Turkey believes that the Turkish-Greek relationship in the Aegean has to be based on the following principles:

a. The Aegean is a common sea between Turkey and Greece.

b. Both countries should respect each others legitimate rights and vital interests.

c. These freedoms at the high seas and the air space above it, which at present both coastal states as well as third countries enjoy, should not be impaired.

d. Any acquisition of new maritime areas should be based on mutual consent and should be fair and equitable