The maritime demarcation agreement between Ankara and Libya’s internationally recognised government was registered by the United Nations, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said today.
Turkey and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) signed the maritime agreement, as well as a military cooperation deal, in November 2019.
“Our versatile relations based on 500 years of common history with Libya and our training, support and consultancy support to the UN-recognized Gov. of National Accord will continue,” Turkey’s Defence Ministry said on Twitter.
1 . The UN has registered the maritime jurisdiction deal as agreed between Turkey and Libya. Our deep ties with Libya based on over 500 years of history will continue to strengthen.
— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) October 2, 2020
Last September, Turkey also called Egypt to sign a maritime juristiction agreement to secure relations in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Last year, The Turkish presidency said that the agreement will strengthen ties with the Tripoli-based government and empower Turkey in the Eastern Mediterrenean.
The Libyan-Turkish deal has been rejected by Egypt, Greece, Cyprus and France, who declared it “null and void”.