Greece may resort to international court to resolve disputes with Turkey

ANKARA, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday hinted his country might resort to the International Court of Justice to resolve its maritime borders’ disputes with Turkey.

The Greek news agency broadcast excerpts of a statement by the premier, saying that Athens would refer the issues to the international court in case it could not solve the problems with Ankara.

The International Court of Justice should be assigned to demarcate the continental shelf, other marine border locations in the Aegean Sea and east of the Mediterranean, he said.

Greece is seeking relations based on good neighborliness with Turkey but this does not mean that it will not defend its sovereign rights with all means possible, he Mitsotakis said.

Tension has recently increased between Turkey, Greece and Cyprus after the Turks signed an agreement on border demarcations in the Mediterranean with the Tripoli-based leadership in Libya.

The regional countries are seeking to launch mega investment projects in the regional gas and oil reserves.

Source: Kuwait News Agency