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Turkish foreign ministry says Cyprus should not have an EEZ

The Greek islands and the western part of Cyprus should not be given a continental shelf /exclusive economic zones (EEZ) but only territorial waters, according to sources within the Turkish foreign ministry, reports said on Tuesday. According to Anadolu news agency, sources within the Turkish foreign ministry argued that based on international law, the main term to be used in such cases is the equitable principle and not the principle of equidistance. Source Cyprus-mail

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