Greek-Egyptian maritime deal 'worthless': Turkey


The "worthless” maritime deal just announced between Cairo and Athens has no effect on the issue of exclusive economic zones in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s president said Friday.

"The agreement between Greece and Egypt is worthless," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul after Friday prayer at the Hagia Sophia Mosque.

"There's no need to talk with those who have no rights, especially in maritime jurisdictions," Erdogan added.

Egypt on Thursday announced that it signed a bilateral agreement with Greece on the delimitation of maritime jurisdictions between the two countries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry slammed the "so-called agreement" in a statement, asserting that Greece and Egypt share no mutual sea border and that the deal is "null and void" for Ankara.

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