In a new announcement of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Turkish expansionist policy in the form of maps is presented in its entirety.
More specifically, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its announcement presents a series of maps that depict the Turkish provocations and expansionist policy against Greece from 1973 until today.
The announcement of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs states:
In an effort to increase the wider public’s awareness of Turkish revisionism, the attached maps depict in a vivid and irrefutable way the Turkish illegal unilateral actions and claims.
The maps begin chronologically with the status quo enshrined in the Lausanne (1923) and Paris (1947) Treaties.
Turkish claims are then presented, beginning with the illegal licensing of the Turkish state oil company (TPAO) for exploration of oil fields in areas of the Greek continental shelf in the North Aegean in 1973, and continuing with the attempt to usurp Greece’s responsibility for Search and Rescue services in half of the Aegean in the 1980s, the “grey zone” theory in the 1990s, further escalation with the granting of new licenses in the Eastern Mediterranean, the endorsement of the “Blue Homeland” as an official doctrine, the “Turkish-Libyan Memorandum”, reaching as far as the Turkish theory of the demilitarization status of the Aegean islands.
The above-mentioned maps document the extent of Turkish revisionism in order to upend the status quo, violating International Law and the International Law of the Sea, and threatening peace, security and stability in our region” the announcement concludes.
See the maps that Greek Foreign ministry released HERE