Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis requested and received the full and unanimous support of the European Council against the Turkish provocations during the European Union leaders’ summit, which was reflected in the text of the conclusions to be published after the end of the meeting.
The prime minister, according to the same sources, informed the leaders about the Turkish actions and the fact that the Libya-Turkey “agreement” is void and does not produce any legal effect under international law. Both in terms of its content, as it infringes the rights of the Greek islands to maritime zones, in violation of the International Law of the Sea, and in terms of process, as the Libyan Parliament has not approved it.
The same sources said that during the dinner leaders agreed that these actions were contrary to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Greece has already requested, at the Foreign Affairs Council on December 9, the EU’s explicit condemnation of the Libya-Turkey “agreement”, which recognises that this void agreement has no legal effect, as well as a framework for sanctions if Turkey and the government of Tripoli fail to comply and, of course, their support for Greece and Cyprus.
Government sources spoke of Europe’s diplomatic “walls” against Turkish provocations, a shield for prosperity and stability in the wider region.